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Make Series of Brilliant Attacks on Slopes of 

Monte Asolone, Dislodging Teutons From 

Great Part of Territory They Had 

Taken Earlier in Week 



Fighting Violent All Through Day and Part of 

Night — Counter- A ttack Repulsed — More 

Attempts to Cross Piave River Are 

Checked by Defenders 

Friday, Dec. tl, 7 (By The Asso- 
ciated Press).' — In a succession of 
brilliant attacks throughout yester- 
day and today the Italians succeeded 
in dislodging the enemy from a great 
part of Monte Asolone and driving 
him back more than two-thirds of a 
mile along a three-mile front. The 

enemy*f occupation of Asolone was re- nuula further progress after lively 

carded as a serious menace because 
It gave him partial control of Ban 
Lorenzo Valley leading to the plains 
and Bassano. 

A determined effort . was made, 
therefore to redeem the position. The 
first attack was In darkness ,at 2 
o'clock yesterday morning, when a 

has been' thrown back by Italian sail- 
ors and marines. The enemy used 
armed flatboats carrying a storming 
party. The Italians landed a party 
from the fleet and engaged the enemy, 
driving him back and sinking one of 
his armed boats. , 

Official Reports 
ROME, Dec. 22. — Italian forces in 
the region of Monte Asolone. on' the 
northern Italian front, yesterday 

fighting, In spite of adverse atmos- 
pheric conditions, It was officially an- 
nounced today by the War Office. 
The text of the statement reads: 

"In the Monte Asolone. region par- 
ties of our Ardlti, despite adverse at- 
mospheric conditions, kept the fight- 
ing lively, and again realised some 

small detachment of the 7th Infantry progress. A hostile counter-attack 

was Immediately repulsed." 

BERLIN, Dec. 22.— The official 
statement reads: 

"In the afternoon the Italians un- 
successfully attacked Monte Asolone 
and the heights to the west thereof. 
Fresh enemy attacks In the evening 
broke down. Spirited artillery fight- 
ing continued between the Brenta and 
Ptave rivers." 

Aim at Monte Grappa 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.— New at- 
tacks by the Austro-German invaders 
of Italy against Monte Grappa, mov- 
ing from the western sectors, are ex- 
pected by the Italian high command, 
which bases Its Judgment on enemy 
activity la construction of* defences 
arid preparation of emergency era- 

Statements for an advance toward 
(eretta. This information ■ la con- 
tained in official dispatches received 

climber Monte Asolone and made a 
furious charge on the sleeping garri- 

For a time the little band was be- 
yond the summit, but was finally 
driven bock by superior numbers. 

The day attack began at 10 o'clock 
In the morning, when the Alplnl and 
Seventh .regiments advanced on a 
three-mile front, having Asolone as Its 
center. The left and center' moved 
straight ahead, while the right exe- 
cuted a turning movement which par- 
tially enveloped the enemy position on 
Asolone.- The fighting was furious all 
through the day and Into the dark- 
ness of last aright, when trie Italians 
had again mastered the strategic 
points ef Asolone, and the enemy was 
pushed back for nearly a mile. 

The enemy's effort to cross the Old 
Piftvo at the nearest point to Venice I here today from Rome 

Reports Submitted to Conserv- 
ation Committee Show Need 
of Remedial Measures- 
Services of Experts Seciired 

VANCOUVER. Dec. 22. — That the 
food situation has become a great? 
deal more serious within the past few 
weeks was emphasised In reports sub- 
mitted to the Provincial Food Con- 
servation Committee which met yes- 
terday, with President Wesbrook, of 
the University of British Columbia, 
acting as chairman. 

One of the principal matters 
handled by the committee was the re- 
port of Prof. McLean, who recently 
returned from the Ottawa conference 
on pork production. The shortage of 
hogs, it was pointed out, has become 
more acute than ever. The services 
of Mr. Harris, a practical farmer of 
Moresby Island, who is said to be 
one- of the largest pork producers In 
this province, have been secured 
through the efforts of Mr. W. T. Mc- 
Donald, livestock commissioner. Mr, 
Harris will be employed by the Food 
Controller to take up with the farm- 
ore of British Columbia the matter of 
greater hog production. He Will visit 
various farming centres In this con- 
nection and will give practical in- 
struction to producers. 

Favorable consideration was given 
to the report submitted by Secretary 
Hamilton, of the B. C. Bread and 
Cake Manufacturers' Association, In 
which recommendations were made 
us to the best methods of Introducing 
"war bread" Into general consump- 
tion. It was generally agreed that 
unless it was made compulsory for 
housewives who bake their own 
bread to use a certain percentage of 
some substitute for wheat flour "war 
bread" regulations enforced upon the 
bakery trade would otherwise defeat 
their own object. It is understood 
that recommendations along this line 
will be forwarded to Food Controller 

A lengthy report from Mr. Wallace 
on the flsh situation waa laid over 
after some discussion. It is neces- 
sary to take this matter up with 
Premier Brewster bofore any further 
action can be taken. 

The committee has been empowered 
to engage the servlcee of a domestic 
economy expert, to be paid by the 
food administration, who will demon- 
strate "war time menue" throughout 
the province. This work will probably 
begin by a series- of lectures and de- 
monstrations to domestic science 
teachers in the various schools, when 
sin effort will be made to show how 
wheat, beef ttnd bacon can 'best be 
conserved and other wholesome sub- 
stitutes provided In the dally meals 
It Is expected that this programme 
will be enlarged later. 

NsJW YORK. Dew. St.— Wm. J. 

My on announced here tonight that be 
baa r es igned as rhtaf of the United 
■Hstse Secre t Service. 



Misunderstands Efforts of Col, 
" Anderson to Have U, S. Red 

Cross Automobiles Sent to 


PETROGRAD, Dec. 22.— The efforts 
of Colonel Honry Watkins Anderson, 
head of the American Red Cross mis- 
sion to Roumania, to forward 72 Am- 
erican automobiles to Mesopotamia by 
way of Rostov has been interpreted 
by the Bolshevlkl as an intention to 
aid Gen. Kaledln. leader of the Don 
Cossacks. This misunderstanding re- 
sulted last night in a bitter attack by 
Leon Trotsky, the Bolshevlkl Foreign 
Minister", on America, Col. Anderson, 
and David R. Francis, American Am- 
bassador to Russia, 

A telegram from Colonel Anderson 
to Col. Kolpashnikoff. his agent In 
Petrograd, directing him to "send all 
automobile* to Rostov," formed the 
basis of Trotsky's attack. Ambassa- 
dor Francis and Raymond Robins, of 
Chicago, head of the permanent Am- 
erican Red Cross mission to Russia, 
stated that the facts were that Col- 
onel Anderson requested Col. Kol- 
pashnikoff to send the automobiles to 
Rostov, from which point they were 
to be transhipped to Mesopotamia. 
Col. Anderson, however, later counter- 
manded this order. 

Colonel Kolpashnikoff has been ar- 
rested and taken to the fortress of St. 
Peter and St. Paul. 


DETROIT, Dec. 22.— Albert Kalt- 
schmldt, who was convicted in the 
Federal Court early this morning on 
a conspiracy charge, was sentenced a 
few hours later to two years In the 
Federal Prison at Fort Leavenworth 
and to pay a fine of $10,000. It was 
the maximum sentence possible under 
the law for conviction on the three 
counts against him. 


GENEVA, Dec. 22.— The 
Krupps have recently quad- 
rupled their naval plant near 
Kiel, according to advices 
from Berlin by way of Berne 
to La Suisse. 

This was done at the re- 
quest of the German Gov- 
ernment for the purpose of 
making up losses in sub- 
marines, which the dispatch 
asserts have been heavier 
than the German Admiralty 

Intrigues tat Mexico 
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. — To coun- 
teract efforts of Oerman agents In 
Mexico to stir up feeling against the 
United States by circulating reports 
published in some American newspa- 
pers that this Government Is prepar- 
ing to cope with disturbances In the 
Tamplco Oil district, the State De- 
partment today formally denied that 
there was any foundation for the re- 


Channels for Clandestine Com- 
munications Between/ United 
States and Europe May Be 
Blocked— Profitable Traffic 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.— Operation 
of a system of regular communication 
between the U. S. and Germany, Aus- 
tria and European neutrals, was dis- 
closed today by an announcement of 
customs officials that within the last 
two weeks they have found scores of 
letters containing Inscriptions in in- 
visible ink or code phrases In the 
clothing or personal efforts of ships' 
crews bound to or from Scandinavian 
ports. Swedes and Norwegian were 
most prominent in the traffic, and 
about one-fifth of the letters were of 
a suspicious character. 

Scores of letters now are under 
scrutiny, and the investigation being 
made probably will result In the ar- 
rest of a number of persons on 

ithergi * — *- , -**tt the previsions of 

the trading with the enemy act. 

Officials suspect that crews of ves- 
sels plying between the United States 
and Northern European neutral ports 
have carried letters from German 
spies in this country, the documents 
being sent to Germany from the neu- 
tral port at which they were landed. 

Until regulations were promulgated 
several weeks ago, the prohibition 
ag&lnst such communication has not 
been enforced strictly. Extra precau- 
tions .under the new rules, however, 
resulted in the roundup of many more 
letters than it previously bad been 
thought was carried by messengers. 

Evidence gathered thus far leads of- 
ficials to believe some neutral sub- 
jects, aided by Americans, have made 
considerable money by promoting 
clandestine traffic in communications 
to evade the British censorship of 
malls,' before and after the United 
States entered the war. These are 
now subject to criminal prosecution, 
with a penalty of $10,000 fine and ten 
years Imprisonment. 

Great quantities of commercial com- 
munications,, called ships' and con- 
signees mall are carried by vessels 
not in the regular mall channels and 
most of this has been licensed freely 
by customs officers. 

When the new rules were estab- 
lished a strict system of Inspection of 
ships, their crews and cargoes, was 
begun, ' and the dangerous nature of 
many communications found on ship- 
board was immediately discovered. 
Before incoming ships were permitted 
to dock, crews were hslted and their 
clothing and other personal effects 
examined carefully. Shore leave was 
given only by special licence, and 
every precaution taken to Insure 
against secret passage of letters from 
the vessel to the shore. This action, 
taken suddenly, without notice to the 
crews, caused the discovery of many 
letters which heretofore had been suc- 
cessfully concealed. These were sub- 
jected to examination by chemists end 
code experts, snd one in five was 
found suspicious. 



Chamber of Deputies Adopts 
Resolution Suspending Par- 
liamentary Immunity of the 
Member and Fdrmer Premier 


Denies Having Worked Against 
Interests of France and for 
Separate Peace— Speaks of 
His Rome Visit. 

PARIS, Dec. 22.— A resolution was 
adopted in the Chamber of Deputies 
late today depriving former Premier 
Joseph Caillaux of parliamentary im- 
munity In the accusations against him 
for alleged treasonable dealings with 
the enemy. The .vote on the resolu- 
tion was 417 to 2. 

A similar resolution in regard to 
Deputy Louis Loustalot was adopted 
with a show of hands by the Chamber. 

Speaking on his case In the Cham- 
ber M. Caillaux said: 

'\ am not accused of betraying my 
country for money. No. but for am- 
bition.'" He declared with emphasis: 

"Never have I tried, directly or In- 
directly, to come Into contact with our 
enemies. Never have I used subter- 
han'ean paths to succeed In a foreign 

"I have always to the full measure 
of my powers served my country. 

"The only reproach anyone could 
make to me is that I have -been too 

The Chamber listened in absolute 
silence while M. Caillaux reviewed hia 
various relationships which have been 
,, regarded by his accusers as suspicious. 
He denied having sent Bolo Pasha 
abroad or that he bad anything to do 
with Bolo's seeking of funds In the 
United States to buy The Journal. 

As for the Bonnet - Rouge, that was 
a political 'affair,- he asserted, and then 
entered into further explanations. 
Tistt to 

Body of lino's Captain 

HALIFAX, Dec. 22. — The body of 
Capt. Iverson, of the Norwegian 
steamer Imo, which collided with the 
munitions steamer Monte Blanc, caus- 
ing the explosion which wrecked a 
large section qt this city December «, 
was recovered from the harbor today 
During the week 140 additional 
bodies have been taken from the 

Raider Is Brought Down 
Off Kentish Coast 

LONDON. Dec. 22.— Another raid has been attempted by 
the Germans against ICnglish coast towns. One hostile air- 
plane was forced to descend. 

The following official announcement has been issued: 
"An air raid was attempted on the Kentish coast shortly 
after 6 o'clock tonight. One raider was forced to descend close 
to the coast, the crew of three being captured alive. No other 
machines have come over land at this time. 

"A second attack developed about 9:30, when a few bombs 
were dropped in Thanet. The raiders did not penetrate further 
inland. No casualties or damage are reported." 

In regard to the foreign Office doc- 
uments bearing on his visit to Rome, 
ex- Premier Caillaux said: 

"That was altogether a question of 
policy. One must remember that cer- 
taln of om* emb aw ta f UI 'i frequent cir- 
cles of high aristocracy, end all high 
aristocracies are not entirely on the 
side of the Allies." 

M. Caillaux declared that he had 
been Isolated during the war and had 
been the object of persecution and 
that the present action was the re- 
sult of a conspiracy among persons 
who were opposed to his policy be- 
fore the war and afraid he would con- 
tinue It after the war. It was not 
true, he asserted, that he had favor- 
ed an alliance with Germany before 
the war. His policy was to reclaim 
Alsace-Lorraine, he said, but also to 
follow a policy of conciliation in 

"It is permitted that one may 
think with President Wilson.' the for- 
mer premier remarked, "upon the 
formula of peace without annexations, 
without penalizing indemnities and 
with the right of the peoples to dis- 
pose of themselves." 

One has a tight also to think about 
the military situation and about di- 
plomatic solutions, M. Caillaux added, 
and It possibly was more apparent 
that one had a right to think that 
France, because she has suffered so 
much, has need of special care. 
Much to Criticise 

He said there was much to criticise 
in the conduct of the war, particu- 
larly in regard to finance. It had 
been In his power and If his advice 
had been accepted, errors would have 
been avoided In the emission of cer- 
tain loans that had been floated un- 
der unfavorable conditions, he de- 

The former premier then alluded to 
various political scandals in the past, 
including the Panama <Canal affair, 
and he asked Premier Clemenoeau 
about a certain famous session In 
which he (Clemenceau) was charged 
with corruption in favor of Great 
Britain. M. Caillaux concluded by 
asking the chamber to withdraw his 
parliamentary immunity In order that 
he might have Justice concerning all 
the calumnies. 

"I demand a trial." he exclaimed, 
in conclusion.' "so that my voice may 
not be stifled by the rolling tumbrils 
of a new Bans Terre." 

The former premier ' had spoken 
two hours when the Chamber recessed 
until the afternoon. 

▼afJean Bealel 
ROME. Dec. 22.— The Osservatore Re* 
mano, the Vatican organ, today pub- 
lished a denial of the statement of 
Deputy Plrollnl In the French Chamber 
ef Deputies that Monslgnor Federlco 
Tedeschinl, Under-Secretary of State at 
the Vatican, bad attended a reception 
at tbe home of Monslgnor Eugenlo Pa- 
celll. Papal Nuncio to Munich. Deputy 
Plrollnl has declared that Madame Cail- 
laux. wife oV former Premier Caillaux 
of Prance, was present at tbe reception 
and that Monslgnor von Oerlach. who 
has been eonvicted by default as an 
Austrian spy, also waa a' guest there. 
The newspaper adds that the Vatican 
never has been in eentsct. direct or 
indirect, with M. Caillaux, either under 
his -tiwn name or that of "Monsieur 


WASHINGTON, Dec. 22— The 
committee of public information to- 
night gave out another article writ- 
ten by Germans and circulated In 
Germany through the efforts ef Ger- 
man person s Hi Switzerland who were 
working for the establishment ef a 
republic In their native land. The 
article de cl a r es that general ruin pre- 
vails la Germany as a result of the 
war end urge* the overthrew ef the 



Tuesday being Christmas 
Day, the employees of The 
Colonist will rest from their 
labors and, as a result, there 
will be no issue of the paper 
on Wednesday morning. 

Ukrainian Troops Occupy Headquarters of AU 

Staffs on Southwestern Front and Control 

Telegraphic Systems — Take Up Positions 

on Borders — Cossacks Mobilize 

British Capture Bulgarian* 

PARIS, Dec 22.— Tho War Offlce re- 
ports: "Eastern Theatre, Dec. 20.— In 
raids In the region of Lake Butkova 
British troops captured one officer and 
54 Bulgarian soldiers. There is the 
usual artillery activity In the region 
of Dolran. It is quiet on the rest of 
the front." 


Patrol Encounters, Raids, and 
Artillery Duels Are Recorded 
— More Ambitious Efforts 
of Enemy in Alsace, 

LONDON, Dec. 22. — Tbe report of 
Field Marshal liais's headquarter* to- 
night says: 

''Patrol encounters took place during 
the night south of Cambral. in which 
casualties were inflicted on the enemy. 
The hostile artillery has shown in- 
creased activity (.luring the day at a 
number of points along the front from 
Armentieres to Langeraarck." 
. Today's official statement follows: 

"Hostile raiding parties were repulsed 
during the night in the neighborhood 
of the Bapaume-Cambral road, east of 
Monchy-le-Preux and southeast of Ar- 
mentieres. There is nothing further of 
special interest to report." 

PARIS, Deo. 22.— The official state- 
ment by the War Offlce tonight says: 

"The two artilleries were aettee . In 
the sector of Chenay, northwest of 
Rhelms, on the right bank of the Meute 
and in Upper Alsace in the regions of 
Thur and DoHer. 

*'Ih the sector of Bezonvaux (Verdun 
sector), a Oerman raid failed this morn- 

"Eastern theatre, Dec. 22: The day 
was calm." 

The text of the early War office 
statement reads : 

"There was lively artillery fighting In 
the region northwest of St. Quentln, on 
the front from Beaumont to Chaume 
Wood, and in the Apremont Wood re- 

"In the Champagne one of the de- 
tachments penetrated the Oerman 
trenches southwest of Moronvllllers and 
returned to Us lines after destroying 
the German works, Inflicting serious 
losses on the enemy,'* 

The War Office communication Is- 
sued last night says: 

"Artillery activity has been inter- 
mittent at several points on the front, 
but more active in the region of Cau- 
rleres Wood (Verdun region). 

"In Alsace the enemy who attacked 
our front line trenches west of Cerny 
were repulsed. At Hartmansweller- 
kopf the enemy, having been able to 
penetrate into our first line, has been 
entirely ejected, , following an engage- 
ment in the course of whioh he suffered 
heavy losses. 

"One hundred and eighteen shells 
have been fired on Rhelms. 

"Belgian communication — During th* 
last two days, an intense fog has pre- 
vailed during the course of the night, 
and artillery activity has been less in- 
tense. Near Dixmude and Klppe we re- 
pulsed several enemy movements to- 
ward our batteries." 

Finlander and Siberians 
Declaring for Separation 

Bolsheviki Make Effort to Placate Disaffected 

Provinces — Complain of Allies' Refusal to Join 

in Peace Effort — Foreigners' Property 

Subject to Confiscation 



Flared la Plant at Hewarfc. N\ J., titier* 

Rubberised Cloth far flimi— nel 

la Msnafsrturea 

NEWARK, N. J, Dec. 22. — Pour work- 
men lost their lives late today In a fire 
following explosion which wrecked the 
plan of the Newark Rubber Co., where 
rubberised cloth for the Oovernment is 
being manufactured. 

The explosion was caused by a bomb, 
according to Superintendent J. B. Dag- 
gett He explained that the plant usu- 
ally is not operated on Saturday after- 
noons, and said a time fuse was attach- 
ed to the bomb In order to wreck the 
building at such a time as not to cause 
loss of life. 



■rUMi Aathorttlea Take *»«■„ in n>or* to 
Work si Mane* ef W< 

PETROGiRAD, Dec. 22.— It Is re- 
ported that the Ukrainian troops have 
occupied the headquarters of all the 
staffs on the Ukrainian and south- 
western fronts, seizing the telegraph 
and wireless systems on the two fronts, 
which have been united under the 
command of Lieut. -General Dmitrie 
Scherbatcheff. Ukrainian troops have 
moved to the borders of Ukralnla, 
where they have taken up positions 
Orders have been given to mobilize 
all the Cossacks In the Ukralnie. 

The Bolshevlkl have refused the 
demands of the Ukrainian sailors of 
the Baltic fleet that they be allowed 
to return home. 

Leon Trotsky, the Bolsheviki For- 
eign Minister, has informed the Mos- 
cow representatives in the Foreign 
Office that landed property belonging 
to foreigners is subject to confiscation 
equally with that of the Russians. 
Finns and glberlans 

PETROGRAD, Dec. 22.— A dispatch 
received here tonight from Finland 
says that the Finns refuse to recog- 
nise the authority of the Workmen's 
and Soldiers' Delegates pending action 
of the constituent assembly. 

They also demand that the Russians 
keep their promise to remove Russian 
troops from Finland. 

N. V. Nekrasoff. governor of Fin- 
land in the Kerensky regime, has re- 
tired to Tobolsk. 

The Siberian congress has declared 
itself In flavor of the temporary sepa- 
ration of the governmental functions 
of Siberia and Russia. 

Ukraine currency appearing In the 
city of Kiev bears a pledge of pay- 
ment reading: "Ukraine national re- 
public." Military operations aro 
spreading in the Kiev district, and It 
also Is reported that the Cossacks 
Anally have cut off the Don basin from 
the rest of Russia. 

The Bolsheviki authorities at the 
Smolny Institute have ordered the ar- 
rest of Lieut. -General Scherbatcheff. 
Blames Allies 

LONDON, Dec. 22. — A dispatch to 
The Dally News from its Stockholm 
correspondent carries an interview 
with M. Borovsky, who is conducting 
all the business of the Russian lega- 
tion at his offices In the Swedish capi- 
tal, although M. Gulkevitch remains 
in possession of the Russian legation 
building. M. Borovsky said that Rus- 
slafcwas compelled to make peace an 
she/ was not In condition to continue 
thiE war and It was for Russia's Allies 
to choose whether peace should be 
separate or general. - 

"We recognise that a separate peace 
would be bad for democracy through- 
out Europe, and especially so In Rus- 
sia," M. Borovsky stated. "We recog- 
nize that Germany, dealing first with 
Russia and afterward with the Allies 
would be able to get better terms. 

"Moreover, a separate peace In the 
absence of a revolutionary movement 
In Germany would only benefit the 
pan-German and military classes In 
Germany. The Allies in opposing 
peace are forcing Russia Into a sep- 
arate peace, and also forcing her 
into a position of dependence on Ger- 
many • • • • If the views of the Brit- 
ish labor party were shared by the 
British Government, Russia would not 
be faced by this danger. Our quarrel 
Is with the British Government by 
clinging obstinately to Its desire to 
defeat and destroy Germany, thereby 
' postponing a democratic peace and 
forcing Russia Into her present situa- 

M. Borovsky , admitted that the 
Bolsheviki rule could not last, be- 
cause the peasants, although now 
supporting it, will not always sup- 
port it. 

"But we hope, while we hold 
power to do what will ensure the 
realisation of socialistic reforms 
which our successors will be unable 
to abolish," M. Borovsky said In con- 

"Further, we have demonstrated 
once for all the possibility of the 
working classes having their own gov- 
ernment In the very teeth of clssses 
opposed to them." 

A dispatch from Stockholm, De- 
cember K., said that BorovsHy, also 
known as Ortoffsky. was holding 
secret conferences as the newly ap- 
pointed Workmen's and Soldiers' Gov- 
ernment's plenipotentiary and repre- 
sentative In Stockholm, with Phlllpp 
Scheldemann. the German majority 
Socialist leader. 

former Minister of ^Agriculture, and 
Mme. Catherine Breshkovskaye and 
other Social Revolutionist members of 
the constituent assembly have pro- 
claimed their determination not to sub- 
mit to Premier Lenine and Foreign Min- 
ister Trotxky, but to convene the assem- 
bly and to endeavor to carry out a 
programme of peace and land freedom. 
The total number of members elected 
to the constituent assembly is now «M, 
but only 41 of these have been regis- 
tered as members by the Bolshevlkl. 
Bumored Break In Negotiations 

LONDON. Dec. 22.— The report Is re- 
iterated today that the Russian delega- 
tion to the peace conference at Brest- 
Lltovsk has been recalled because the 
Germans would not accept the Russian 
terms. It is The Dally Mall's corres- 
pondent in Petrograd who now makes 
this declaration in a dispatch filed on 
Thursday and Just received. 

Heuter' M Petrograd correspondent re- 
ports that the premises of the Ukrain- 
ian revolutionary staff in Petrograd 
were invaded by the Red Guard and 
four members who were present at the 
time arrested and. taken to the smolny 
Institute, the Bolshevlkl headquarters, 
the guard then going in search of the 
remaining Ukrainian representativee- 

This staff constituted the sole official 
representation of the Ukrainian Itadu In 
Petrograd. It had been charged with 
the protection of Uvea and property In 
the Petrograd military district on extra 
territorial grounds. 

PBTROORAD. Dec. 22.— Loen Trotsky, 
the Bols hevlkl Foreign Minister, in ad- 
dfe*frii]r the council of soldiers' and 
workmen's deputies, declared that If the 
German Emperor offered "offensive 
peace terms" the Russians would fight 
against It. 

"We did not overthrow Csariam to 
kneel before the Kaiser," he said. 

Continuing, he said: "But If through 
our exhaustion we had to accept the 
Kaiser's terms, we would do so to rise 
with the German people against Ger- 
man militarism." 

NEW YORK. Dec. 22.- Discontinuance 
of tbe manufacture of rifles for Rusela 
by the Westlnghouse Electric and Man- 
ufacturing Company has been ordered 
by the British Government, which has 
supervision over the contract, it waa an- 
nounced here today. 

The original contract was for l.xftf,- 
•oe rifles, of which l.SOS.ftO* were com- 
pleted a fortnight ago. At that time the 
British authorities took an option on 
•* additional rifle*, it was stated, 
and had until January 1 to sjeoept an- 
other option fof 2SA.OA0 rifles, If they 

"The company hsje been notified that 
the additional rifles are net 

PKTROORAD. Dec. 22.— The Bolshe. 
vlkl authorities are making an effort 
to restore amicable relations with the 
provinces which have declared th*m- 
aeivee independent and bring about a 
reunion with them. Delegates are being 
sent to the Ukraine, to Kuban, to Si- 
beria and elsewhere to bay before tho 
soldiers' and workmen's and peasants' 
bodies the aims of the Petrograd com- 

The spreading sentiment for separa- 
tion among tb* p ro vta »«a reported la 
the press would, IT consummate*. It Is 
pointed out, leave Rossi* In virtually 
the position of the Mseoertte kingdom 
before the tleso of Peter the Groat. 

rET BOORAjD, Dec fJU-Je, TcbernoC, 



Most Prominent of Italian Jour- 
nals Believes That Former 
Premier Does Not Speak In 
Good Faith, 

ROME, Friday, Dec. 21.— The Giornale 
'l Italia, In an editorial today, statt 
that It refuses to believe In the good 
faith of the statement by Giovanni 
Ololltti, ex-Premier and Foreign Minis- 
ter of the Interior, that ha now Is un- 
willing to see Italy make a separate 
peace. The attitude of tbe ex-Premlei 
has been regarded in political circle* 
ss a matter of great moment. 

The newspaper expresses the opinion 
that Glollttt's object Is to strengthen 
himself so that he may obtain a pi*'-* 
in power and then work for a peace 
that the Allies might accept, and thai 
In private conversations be has men- 
tioned this Intention. 

Propaganda also is being carried en 
by Ololittls followers, the newspaper 
points out. but It adds that tbe ex- 
Premler probably will await a more 
promising situation next year In order 
to put his plan into execution. 


Mother Yavler (aortal. 

•f Sashs! Heart, la 

Of SMrr, 

CHICAGO. Dec. 21— Mother Xavl t r 
Cabrini, founder of the order of the Mis- 
sionary Sisters of ' the Sacred Heart, die 1 
tonight at Columbus hospital of hesit 
disease, from which she has suffered 
for several years. 

Mother Cabrini was born In Italy on 
July is, lags, and formed the fir- 1 
order of the Sacred Heart in Italy In 
lft*o. Her work received the sanction 
of the Pope, and the order thrived ml 
spread to all parts of the world. Site 
wss called to Rome In IMT by Pose t> » 
XIII., to the Pontifical school. 
Heal school. 

Jn lMt Mother Cabrini desired to e*> 
tend her missionary work, and wss 4l> 
reeled by Pose Leo to go to Amor l ■* 
She took charge of the Italian eobOoU 
on her srrlval in New York In 1*>" 
opening the first orphan ssylom of, fb* 
Sacred Heart at West Park. As Motl«*> 
General of the order she want to ell 
parts of tho world and apses* srfwoiy. 
hospitals, asylums, and mission*. 

tOSLBOimXK. Australia. IVc. it — 
Partial returns in the r p />r on d ngi on 
military compulsion glee r*2.*»o 
against coespulslos and* far >t. 
The soldiers' vote Is now bean* eotu<t- 
od to " 








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Fancy Christmas Boxes, $3.50 to $1.25 
Other Boxes, from $5.00 to 50c 

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Just Received a Large Shipment of Fine Clover Hay 

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costs you . . $5.00 

Associate Membership for 1918 in the Navy League 

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Every Soldier has been carried to France on the 
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A Genuine Hard 
Times Xmas Sale 

On Monday, Dec 24 

We will test the sincerity of the general com- 
plaint, that business goes out of Victoria owing to 
the high prices charged by local stores, by offering 
our entire stock of 

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Jewelry, Etc 

at prices that have never been equalled here or any- 
where else in Canada. 

We are NOT going out of business; we remain to 
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Inventor of Famous Weapon 
Testifies Concerning Tender 
, of His* Patents to U.S. War 
. Department. • 

WASHINGTON. D*c .22.— The story 
of (be Invention and development of 
the famous Lewis machine gun and the 
disappointing efforts of the Inventor to 
persuade the United States Government 
to accept it without cost, was told In 
dramatic fashion today by the Inventor 
himself. Col. Isaac N. Lewis. U.S.A.. 
retired, testifying In the Senate Military 
Committee's Investigation of the army. 

With an occasional show of beat. 
Colonel Lewis related bis controversy 
with General Crosier, chief of ordnance, 
whom he severely assailed, denied that 
be first offered bis Invention to the 
British Government, detailed repeated 
tenders of his patents to the Government, 
with his profits, aggregating millions of 
dollars, and told of the success with which 
his weapon had been used by nearly all 
of the Allies. 

At tunes Col. Lewis was so severe In 
his strictures on General Crosier and the 
War Department that committee mem- 
bers stopped him. saying he was "too 
loquacious and desultory," and was 
letting his "feelings run away." 

Supporting Col. Lewis' testimony, 
President A. E. Borle, of the Savage 
Arms Company, which has the ex- 
clusive American license right to make the 
Lewis gun, also told of the refusal of the 
War Department to adopt the Lewis 
gun and the achievements of that 

Both he and Col. Lewis predicted that 
sufficient numbers of the new Browning 
gun adopted by the War Department 
would not be available for the American 
forces. Other manufacturers have testified 
that Che production would be sufficient. 

At the conclusion or Mr. Borte's testi- 
mony the committee adjourned over 
Christmas. It plans to resume examina- 
tion next Wednesday of Quartermaster 
General Sharpe regarding clothing, can- 
tonments, transportation and other ques- ' 




BbUIwajr* Will TwwUt 


CALGARY. Dee. Zl.—In respect to 
the fuel situation In Calgary and the 
West the assistant fuel controller 
wired the mayor of Calgary Saturday 
that "everything humanly possible la 
being done to efear the situation up. 
Malting yon a complete list of cases 
Immediately." The Canadian Northern 
and C.P.R. officials state that many 
hundreds of additional cars, along 
with the necessary engines, are being 
put In commission for fuel' transpor- 
tation. The striking coal miners of 
the. Canadian Pacific mines at Leth- 
bridge have returned to work with 
the understanding that the difficulty 
will bo settled by arbitration, with 
Commissioner W. H. Armstrong as ar- 
biter. Mr. Armstrong la et present at 
the Pacific Coast, but Is expected back 
here Immediately after the Christmas 
holidays, and will then attempt to 
bring about a settlement. 


LONDON, Dec. 22.— The British 
armed steamer Stephen Furness has 
been torpedoed and sunk by a German 
submarine in the Irish Channel, it 
was officially announced today. Six 
officers and 96 men were lost. The 
Stephen Furness was 'a merchantmen 
of 1,712 tons gross, built In 1910 at 
West Hartlepool, and owned by the 
Tyne and Tees Shipping Company, of 
Newcastle. She was one of the many 
merchantmen that has been refitted 
by the Admiralty for naval use. 


Story Told by Dutch Workmen 
From Essen — Origin is Ap- 
parently ' Found in Power 
Station Explosion. 



—Workmen* from Essen. Germany, say 

Abac the Krupp plant, the German 

' munitions establishment, has been abtese 

for 24 hours. 

The plant at Essen, the main establish- 
ment of the Krupps, the largest manu- 
facturers in— Germany of arms and 
munitions, employed about 30,000 men 
before the war. It has been expanded 
greatly during the war. Facta relating to 
It* present stse and the number of work- 
men am kept secret by the German 
government. It was reported unofficially 
in October of but year that about 70,000 
persons, including several thousand wo- 
men were at work and that 30,000 were 
to be added to the force. 

Early this year there was a strike at the 
Krupp works, said to have been due to 
lack of food. It was reported that 40.000 
workers were Involved and that the 
authorities combatted It by sending many 
of the men to the front, but little authen- 
tic Information was permitted to come out 
of Germany. 

Essen Is In Rhenish Prussia, about 40 
miles from the Dutch border. Few 
places in Germany are guarded more 
carefully. No person unknown to the 
German authorities is permitted to visit 
the town. The plant has been raided 
several times by French and British 
airmen, notwithstanding Its formidable 
anti-aircraft defences. Press dispatches 
last July said 100 persons there bad bean 
killed in a raid by French airplanes and 
that considerable damage bad been done 
to the works. 

Large Stocks Accumulated in 
Vancouver, Controlled by 
One Individual, Said to Be 
Going to Waste. 

Montreal Gazette Says Mr. Francoeur'i 

Motion la Not to Be Taken HeHoo»lj — 

Quebec Alderman's Idea 

MONTREAL, Dec. 22.— The Ga- 
zette does not regard seriously the 
proposal to separate Quebec from the 
other provinces. It says editorially: 
"Mr. Francoeur, member for Lotbin- 
lere in the Legislative Assembly, has 
given notice of his intention to pro- 
pose that Quebec should declare It- 
self In readiness to secede from the 
Federation, if, in the opinion of the 
other provinces, this province is an 
obstacle to the union and progress and 
development of Canada. Such a dec- 
laration requires little comment. It 
is the product of a narrow mind, and 
others with narrow minds may be 
lead to become excited over It. The 
wise and solid opinion of Quebec can 
be depended upon to treat It accord- 
ing to its significance." 

QUEBEC, Dec. 22. — Alderman Eu- 
gene Dussault, who took such an*ac- 
tive part In the antl-conscrlptlon dem- 
onstrations here last Summer, gave 
notice at the meeting of the city 
council last night of a motion to peti- 
tion the Quebec Legislature to form 
a new confederation between the 
Province of Quebec and the Maritime 
Provinces. The motion goes on to re- 
late: "That on many occasions, con- 
trary to the fundamental principle of 
the British North America Act of 
1867, proclaiming the equality of 
races in the Canadian Confederation, 
the rights of the French-Canadian 
race, a contracting party in the pact 
of 1867, were violated with impunity 
and injustice, and that a ■ tendency, 
becoming more and more evident. Is 
developing day by day, with the obvi- 
ous intention of crushing the French- 
Canadian minority, chiefly in Quebec." 

The resolution humbly prays "Your 
Honorable Legislative Council and 
your Honorable Legislative Assembly 
to study the position thus created for 
the French -Canadian minority and to 
consider carefully if the real solution 
of the problem, all $ others failing, 
would not be In the formation of a 
new confederation between the Prov- 
ince of Quebec and the Maritime 
Provinces, the latter being willing." 

Mayor- Lavlgueur, Alderman Col- 
lier and Alderman Flset endeavored 
to induce the youthful member of the 
council to withdraw his motion, but 
he refused to do so. The council will 
meet again January 1, but it is un- 
likely that Alderman Dussault will 
find a seconder for his motion, 



DETROIT. Dec. 22. — A large num- 
ber of factories in Michigan already 
have curtailed operations because, It 
was announced, of the fuel shortage. 
None of them, however, was engaged 
In the manufacture of war munitions. 

State Fuel Administrator Prudden 
recently recommended to National 
Administrator Garfield that all thea- 
tres and halls and factories not en- 
gaged In the manufacture of essential 
productions be closed for the holiday 
week. He wae granted authority by 
Dr. Garfield to take such action If 

Five lake freighters carrying coal 
were recently detained and tied up at 
Michigan ports at the state fuel ad- 
ministrator's orders. The unloading 
of their cargoes has proceeded slowly. 

Kitchener Paying Penalty 

TORONTO. Dec. 22. — As a result 
of the elections the business inter- 
ests of Kitchener have nufrered-heav- 
lly. stated W. G. Welchel. defeated 
Unionist candidate for North Water- I 
loo, when Interviewed here today. 
"Manufacturers have many cancelled 
orders, and unfortunately the men 
are suffering the moat who deserved 
to suffer Abe least." he said. "There 
are 2SS big business plants there 
built up by loyal British subjects who 
have everything at stake- I would be 
the last man to de or say anything 
to hurt these industries, nor wofcid I 
see a newspaper do it." 

VANCOUVER, Dec. 22.—" What 
will become of the onions held here In 
storage? " Ssks R. C. Abbott, tbe coast 
markets commissioner, in his weekly 
report. In which he draws attention to 
the fact that there are now approximate- 
ly 760 tons of onions on hand here, 
while the normal consumption of 
onions for this city over ah entire year 
would not be much more than 324 tons. 
Most of these stocks arc declared to 
he under tbe control of one individual, 
and In addition, Water Street whole- 
salers are supplied with enough to last 
as long as the onions hold up. 

From Inspection reports not over 
30 per cent are suitable for export and 
tbe balance are only fit for immediate 
consumption. How is tbe terrific waste 
to be avoided? 

Quantities of tbe onions are declared 
to be sprouting through the sacks, and 
it Is suggested that owing to the deal 
which put 416 tons into the hands of 
one firm, onions doubled In price. The 
market commissioner describes these 
onions / as having been bought from 
growers on a "shoestring contract." 

The growers apparently are going to 
fare badly. The contracts were gener- 
ally for S40 or Increased price, f.o.b. 
Kelowna, but a car of good onions shot 
up to an enormous price, making the 
increases In the spud market look very 
"small tatles" Indeed. This was 
attributed partly to tbe California 
supplies being cornered and to an 
extreme shortage throughout the United 
States. The United States la now 
believed to be Well supplied with onions 
this year, and even if a larger percentage 
of the stocks were suitable for export, 
there would be only a very moderate 
demand for them. 

The first outside candidate to offer 
• himself for election to the City Council 
la Mr. John Harvey or 130 St. Andrew's 

Mr. Harvey who baa large interests 
in Victoria came here some ten years 
ago from Saskatchewan, where at tbe 
time of bis leaving he held eight 
public offices, one of which was chair- 
man of tbe Board of Scbool Trustees. 
Wltb this and other experience be has 
been made well accustomed to public 
service. His financial standing places 
blm Independent of an Interests out 
tbe welfare of tbe city. He la an ener- 
getic church worker at Christ Church 

As there is little liklelhood of Mayor 
Todd being opposed and wltb tbe 
retirement of Alderman Christie and 
the unfilled vacancy of the late Alder- 
man Dil worth, two new men will have 
to be elected to the council. The hope 
is being expressed at tbe Olty Hall 
that an election next month will be 
obviated and the city thus saved bet- 
ween $1,200 and $1,500. 


MONTREAL, Dec. 22.— Word was 
received here toniaht of the death of 
the wife of Captain Oeorga Chlpman 
Drury, son of the lata Major-Oeneral 

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Victorians will have all tomorrow 
and tomorrow evening in which to do 
their last hour x Christmas shopping. 
Most of the shops will be open in the 
evening, as this is permitted by law 
on the evening preceding a general 

All the drug stores of tbe city will 
close at 1 o'clock Christmas day and 
remain closed for the rest of the day. 
Many of the large stores will remain 
closed all Wednesday to give tbelr 
employees a rest after the strenuous 
shopping and extra hours of the last 
few days. 

The streets were busy last night and 
those shops *Vhat were open in con- 
travention to the law did a big business. 
Many of the small specialty shops closed 
at noon yesterday, explaining that the 
extra business they would do during 
the afternoon and evening would not 
yield enough profit to make It worth 
their while facing a fine of from $10 to 
$50 hi tbe police court this week. 

Wants Morry Christmas 
NEW YQRK. Dob. 22.— Make this 
Christmas as Joyful as sny In the past 
and discourage "artificial production of 
despondency," was the substance of a 
Yuletide message given to the people 
of New York City last night by Mayor- 
elect John V. Hylan. "There is enough 
gloom In the world," he asserted. "Do 
not reduce your preparations for cele- 
brating this Christmas with confidence 
and generosity, with belief In the 
strength of your country and with a 
heart filled with the spirit of giving," 
he said. "Little do they understand the 
thought and emotions of the people who 
think we can be made stronger by de- 
priving us of the elements sf strength, 
the capacity to enjoy," he added. "They 
•re short-sighted who advise this 

PHOENIX. Aria. D*c. 21.— The Aliso- 
ns Buprome Court today se a t ed O. W. P. 
Hunt aa Oovsmor of Arlsona. Hunt 
contested the election of Governor 
Campbell, who now SoMs the office. 
Hunt Is a Democrat. The decision of 
the court was unanimous. Fifteen Says 
ware allowed Governor Campbell's at-, 
torneys to file aa appeal, , 

AMSTERDAM. Dec. 22.— A dispatch 
from the frontier to the Tolegiaaf says 
it is learned from Dutch workmen that 
an explosion occurred in the electric power 
station at the Krupp plant in Essen, owing 
to a short circuit. Tbe building is reported 
to have been damaged seriously. 

LONDON. Dec. 22.— A despatch to the 
Exchange Telegraph Co. from Amsterdam 
quotes the Echo Beige as follows: 

"The Krupp plant In Essen is afire. 
Dutch workmen have been ordered 'to 
return to Holland." 



Says Increased Home Produc- 
tion Will Release Shipping 
for Transportation of Amer- 
ican Troops to France. 

LONDON, Dec. 22.— Premier Lloyd 
George today in addressing a deputa- 
tion of agriculturists in regard to tbe 
food supply, referred specifically to 
the problem of shipping the magnificent 
fighting material of tbe United States 
to Europe. Agriculture at home could 
facilitate the task by saving tonnage, 
tbe premier declared. 

"Our very safety depends on the 
increased cultivation of the land," be 
said. "We want. If possible, to get 
three million acres into cultivation. 
We are beginning Increasingly to realize 
the extent to which agriculture enters 
Into the whole task of carrying on 
tbe war. 

"You who are not working within 
sound of the cannon may not be facing 
danger, nevertheless you are doing a 
work that assists the country In this 
grave hour of its fate. By Increasing 
cultivation you can enormously Increase 
tbe shipping at the disposal of the 
Government to bring tbe men and 
munitions to defeat the enemy." 

Among tbe measure* proposed, the 
premier said, it had been decided to 
make greater use of prisoners of war, 
and he hoped tbus to provide 30,000 
additional unskilled laborers. 

ST. PAUL, Dec. 21.— James Mana- 
han, former United States Representa- 
tive from Minnesota, and attorney for 
the National Non-partisan League; 
Oscar E. Keller, St. Paul. Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and Thomas 
J. McCrath, former state representa- 
tive, were Indicted yesterday by tho 
Ramaay County Grand Jury on a 
charge of rioting. Tbe Indictment fol- 
lowed investigations of certain 
speeches made during the recent 
street car difficulties here. 

LETHBRIDOK, Dee. 22.— The miners 
who have Seas ea strike here for the 
last three Says went back to work this 
morning without' obtaining any of tbelr 
demands. Public sentiment here was so 
strong against the mee that they war* 
practically fo rc ed to return te worn. 
It la said that plans ware virtually osss- 
ptete far the eonaertptloa of the strikers 
If they were net seek te war* by $•> 

■D MO N TOl*. Dae. 12.— With thirty- 
stx polls to be h e a r s from, tea vets 
to date in West Edasoatoa la: Ortee- 
bacti. Unionist, «.«♦*: Oliver. Liberal. 
SAf 7. JJsJSttto* |sr Q ii ssss u sh 11$. 

UNTIL 10 P. M. 

Varied Gift Suggestions f « 
"Last Minute'' Shoppers 

Soft double cuffs, some with 

collars to match, at $1.25 

to M.T5 

Soft double cuffs, silk fronts 

and cuffs, cotton body SS.S5 
Soft double cuffs, pure silk, at 

$3.50, $4.50 and fS.OO 

Jaeger Wool Taffeta Shirts 

at •«.©© 

Men's Sweaters and Sweeter 

Costs in Jaeger and other 

makes. Large shawl collar; 

$3.50, $5.00, $5.50, $6.00. $7.00. 

$8.50 and *9.5© 

V-neck. $5.00 to ....E14.50 


Handkerchiefs, hemstitch, with 
initials, pure linen. Per dor., 
$3.50 and fB.OO 

Handkerchief a, pure linen, hem 
atitch, 25c, 35c, 50c and Ts>e> 

Handkerchiefs. lawn. hem 
stitched. Doz., $1.00, S1.50 

Fancy border, mercerized lawn, 
hemstitch. Each E8f 

Cotton Bandana Handkerchiefs, 

each »»•> 

Initial Silk Handkerchief TSe> 

Plain Whits Silk Handker- 
chief, 50c, 75c and....*U.OO 


Ladies' Valour Mats, black 
green, fawn a)ia.5© 

Ladies' Sweater Costs, wove, 
st ST.OO 

Ladies' Silk Sweater Costs, 
from $11.00 to fSO.OO 

Ladies Macintosh Costs ' 
st tii.oo 

Ladies' Umbrellas, a choice of 
handles for presentation, 
$4.00, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00. $7.00. 
$7.50 to S18.0© 



Government Street and Trounce Avenue 

jBmsss^as BBaBm msBssanBBmmmmmmmmmmmmmi 

Footwear Scrip Issued to Any Amount 

Why Not a Pair of Boots, 

Shoes or Slippers? 

Such a gift for Xmas would surely please. 

Santa Clans Is a Remember. We Are 

Frequent Giving 

Shopper Here These Price Discounts — 

t>ays i Come In 

Splendid stock of Bedroom and House Slippers. 

Wm. Cathcart & Co. 

remwenon Drag. 


The Most Useiul of All Gifts— 


It ia a gift that any mother or wife will appreciate; and the giver will 

be gratefully remembered every time it ia uaed. 

We have them already wrapped in Christmas presentation packages. 

Help to lighten the labor in the home. 

Fort and Langley 

Phone 123 



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Turkeys ^ Geese 
Ducks Chickens 

Choice Xmas Beef 

Sausage Meat 

Spiced Beef Sucking Pigs 

Hill Farm Pork 

Spring Lamb 

Beef and Pork Sausage 

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1 Acre — 5 room Bungalow ._ B3.500 

2Yi Acres — 5 room Bungalow B3,50O 

3 Acres — 5 room Bungalow S3,500 

4'/i Acres— 5 room Bungalow »2,100 

5'/i Acres — 7 room Bungalow B6,000 

8«4 Acres — 5 room Bungalow g2,500 

9 Acres — 8 room House #13,600 

19 Acres— ^8 room House 30,000 

SO Acres — 8 room House 313,000 

100 Acres— 5 room Bungalow 33,000 

157 Acres — 4 room Bungalow 312,300 

250 Acres—-* room House 330,000 

All the Above Are Improved Parma and Worth 

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Incorporators Hold Meeting in 
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Steps to Complete Organiz- 
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things you have said about 
us we thank you. For all 
the bad we forgive you and 
wish you all a Bright and 
Happy Christmas. 

WINNIPEG. Doc. 22.— The ftre 
step toward the organisation of the 
army and navy veterans of Canada 
under the Dominion charter, secured 
during the closing of the last session 
of the Federal House, was taken yester- 
day afternoon when the meeting of the 
incorporators waa held. Lieut. -Colonel 
G. F. Carruthcra was elected Dominion 
president and E. W. Low Dominion 
secretary-treasurer, provisionally, until 
the holding of the proposed Dominion 
convention. It was decided to bold a 
Dominion-wide convention, the date 
to be near that of Decoration Day. 
which will fall on Sunday, May 12. 
The convention will, therefore, probably 
open on Monday, May 13. To this 
will be Invited representatives from 
every organization which admits to 
active membership veterans of all 
campaigns. Every association of this 
nature can send any number of dele- 
gates, but the voting power will be 
one vote for every hundred members. 
In conformity with this plan, any 
association which sends fewer delegates 
than one to' every hundred members 
will be able to vote by proxy up to Its 
full representation. 



French Cruiser Renault Was 
Twice Torpedoed, but She 

. Sank U-Boat and Captured 
Most of Crew, , • 

PABIS, Dec. 22. — A statement by 
the ministry of marine concerning the 
sinking of the old French cruiser 
Chateau Renault says that the warship, 
with several other vessels, was attacked 
by a submarine in the Ionian Sea 
at 7.15 a.m., December 14. Continuing, 
the statement says: 

"The torpedo struck on 'the star- 
board side in the region of the stoke- 
hold, which it flooded, stopping the 
engines. Torpedo boat destroyers, 
which formed a part of the convoy, 
dashed in the direction from which the 
torpedo had come and volleyed missiles 
at the spot where it was presumed 
the submarine had submerged. 

" While the boats were being lowered 
from the Chateau Renault, the enemy 
submarine came up on her left. The 
cruiser had sunk to her gunports, but 
nevertheless the gun crews remained 
at their posts and opened a hot Are 
on the submarine, which .promptly 
dived. A second torpedo was flred 
shortly after and struck the Chateau 
Renault on the starboard side forward. 
She sank by the head, a few minutes 
after the captain got aboard a patrol 
boat. All passengers were saved, but 
ten members of the crew are missing 
and are supposed to have been killed 
by the explosion. 

"The torpedo boat destroyers, over- 
loaded with survivors, renewed the 
attack upon the submarine, and two 
seaplanes bombed her. The submarine 
probably had been struck by a shell 
so as to make it impossible for her to 
remain submerged, for she appeared 
again and was immediately covered by 
a rain of shells. Gne of her gunners 
was swept overboard by a shell while 
In the act of aiming his piece, and aU 
the others jumped into the sea while 
the submarine sank like a stone, torn 
to pieces by French gUns. The prisoners 
number 22, among them the captain 
of the submarine and two officers." 



The British steamship, City of Naples, 
reported a few days ago to have been 
sunk by a submarine torpedo off the 
British coast while under convoy of 
destroyers, arrived here today. It was 
learned the vessel was not attacked 
by a U-boat, but had struck a mine, 
and her officers, fearing, she was 
seriously damaged, put back to a 
British port. The examination of 
the hull proved the effect of the ex- 
plosion negligible and the ship resumed 
her voyage. An American vessel which 
was in the same convoy with the 
City of Naples brought the story of 
the British • ship's supposed sinking. 
The accident occurred on December 6 
when the fleet was five days out from 



VANCOUVER, Dec. IX.— As a result 
or the rsosnt visit to tba Pactac Coast 
Of W. B. Ssgsworth, demonstrator for 
Canada of the vocational branch of the 
Military Hospitals Cemmlarton, the 
building* and facilities here for voca- 
tional tralalna for returned, disabled 
MMIem will he much extended, says 
Orors;s H. Daaue, a member of the staff 
sf the commission. <:)•**«« will also 
be arranged In connection' with the 
university, subject to the approval cf 
las commission. 


Victoria Steam 
Laundry Co., Ltd. 

Phone 172 



NEW YORK, Deo. M— Demoralisation 
of the printing ink Industry of the 
United States la threatened by the em- 
bargo on the shipment of carbon black, 
a principal Ingredient ordered soma time 
sgo by the Fedoral Priority Board, and 
publishers of newapapara, magaslnes 
and all other user* of printing ink soon 
will he vitally affected. Philip Ruxton. 
president of the National Association of 
Printing Maaafacturara, declared ia a 
atatesnaat Issued today. 

TORONTO, Doc. 22.—" The mach- 
inery was all loaded In favor of the 
government, and I must say they 
organized and worked to the limit," 
said Hon. Geofge P. Graham, discussing 
yesterday the result of the elections. 
"The West has not astonished me 
particularly. I did not expect anything 
else. The Liberals in the last parliament 
unitedly supported the government on 
war measures, with the exception of 
the Military Service Act and some of 
us supported the government even on 
that measure. I have no reason to 
think that the Liberals will not con- 
tinue to do so." Hon. Mr. Graham 
said he had no prediction to make as 
to the future political situation of 
Canada when the war was over. His 
view was that when the difficulties of 
the war period was brought to a close 
the party system would be restored. 
Some did say that the Unionists would 
be permanent, the Canadian Conserva- 
tives taking that name as had the 
Conservatives In England, but It 
would be the same old party. He 
believed that when normal conditions 
there would be two parties as la the 




OTTAWA. Dec. 31.— Labor Depart- 
ment officials have received word that 
work has bean resumed in the smelters 
at Trail. B. C, and that all metal mlaew 
In the district, which have been clewed 
down for the last six weeks owing to 
the smelter strike, will 

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS! This is what everyone is talking of now and, as 
usual, we are in a position to supply the demand with the most exclusive 
merchandise. Below we give many varied suggestions. 

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For Last Hour Shoppers 

Yes, you will find scores of beautiful 
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most acceptable and ideal Christmas Gifts. 
Recent arrivals of Georgette crepe and crepe 
de Chine feature handsome embroidered and 
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Blouse Section 'Monday. 

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Are Most Acceptable 


As Usual, Last Hour Shoppers Will Flock to 
"Campbell's" for Dainty Handkerchiefs 

Our Hosiery Section can be counted 
upon for good Silk Stockings, and 
every fancy can be met in the varied 
styles, which rana* from plain black 
silks to the handsomely clocked and 
striped novelties for dress occasions. 
High-Grade Black Silk Hose— Extra 

fine quality at, pair : $4.00 

Crown Brand Silk Hose, black only, 

at, per pair $3.25 

Fine Silk Hose, black, white and col- 
ors, at, pair $1.75 

"Holeproof" Silk Hose, black, white 

and colors, per pair $1.50 

Or box of three pairs $4.00 

Fine Silk Hose, black, white and col- 
ors. Special value at, per pair, $1.00 
"Luxite" Silk Hose, black, white, 
pearl and navy. Special at, per 

pair $1 .00 

Fine Quality Black Silk Hose, with 
deep yellow garter top. Special at, 

a pair $2.25 

White Silk Hose, with self and black 
hand clockings, at, pair $3.25 

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At $1.00 Pair 

Made with deep ribbed top and rein- 
forced lisle sole, with fine silk leg; 
colors of black, white, navy and 
pearl. Very special at, pair, $1.00 

Children's White Lawn Handr 
kerchiefs, hemstitched .... 5c 

Children's Picture Handker- 
chiefs, colored border.... 5c 

Children's Colored Border In- 
itial Handkerchiefs 10c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Lawn and 
Crossbar Handkerchiefs, 10c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Colored 
Border Handkerchief; . . .10c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Lawn 
Embroidered Corner Hand- 
kerchiefs, at 10c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Lawn 
Embroidered Corner Hand- 
kerchiefs, two for 25c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Embroi- 
dered Lawn Embroidered 
Corner Handkerchiefs, 20c 

Ladies' Hemstitched Lissue 
Handkerchiefs, colored bor- 
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Ladies' Hemstitched Linen 
and Lawn Hand-Embroider- 
ed Handkerchiefs, at.... 25c 

Ladies' Lawn Handkerchiefs, 
imitation Armenian lace, 25c 

Ladies' White Linen and Lawn 
Hand - Embroidered Hem- 
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* stitched Handkerchiefs, 40c 

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Hand - Embroidered Hem- 
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mode, brown and grey, 
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sewn, black, white and tan, 
contrasting points. Price, 

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browns. Special $3.00 

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The Dominion Government, by 
prohibiting the Importation of In* 
toxlcatlng liquors during the war, haa 
taken a atep which ia the logical 
sequel of the prohibitory measures 
adopted by eight out of the nine 
Provinces of Confederation. It ia a 
long stride forward In the direction 
of totally abolishing the liquor traffic 
in Canada. Under the laws prevailing 
In the different Provinces at present, 
it Is poasible to import from one to 
another for private consumption. 
Whan the new restriction governing 
this traffic goea into effect, the trans- 
portation Into any part of Canada 
will be Illegal. This prohibition will 
be enforced on and after April 1 next. 
It Js further proposed to put an end 
to the manufacture of intoxicating 
liquor in the country. To all Intents 
and purpose* this is a Dominion-wide 
prohibitory meaaure, far stricter than 
any legislation in force in any of the 

The Government haa shown courage 
of a character which will commend 
its action to the groat mass of publlo 


opinion. Under ordinary circum- 
stances no step of this kind would 
have been taken except through the 
ordinary channels of Parliament. We 
doubt, indeed, it any Government 
would have had the courage to bring 
In such sweeping legislation without 
having first aubmltted a referendum 
to the people. But these are not 
ordinary times. Sir Robert Borden 
and his colleagues believe that' the 
abuse of intoxicating liquors ia im- 
pairing the country's efficiency in the 
war. It is for this reason that prac- 
tically, the first act of the Union 
Government following its return at 
the pells has" been to put an end to 
the liquor traffic, or, in other words, 
to make Canada dry. Automatically 
the new regulations will make Quebec 
a prohibition ^ Province, whether or 
not Its Legislature takes action. Quo- 
bee Is the only part of the Dominion 
where there remains: majority oppo- 
sition to the ousting of the liquor 
t traffic; but Its protest to the Dominion 

Government's action, if one Ja forth- 
coming, ban" have no effect. As a 
matter of fact, we anticipate that the 
Quebec Legislature will Introduce 
legislation to put an end to the sale 
of liquor within its Jurisdiction. There 
Is no other course open. 

Canada has now the distinction of 
being the first- country in the world 
to make nation-wide prohibition effec- 
tive during the war. Russia and 
France ijjily adopted partial measures. 
In Great Britain the sale of Intoxi- 
cating' liquors has been restricted. 
' The limited States haa yet to pass a 
nation-wide prohibitory law. In all 
other countries the restrictions on the 
sale have been mainly those due to 
the economic pressure of the time. 
Canada is making new records these 
days. She has Just given the world 
a striking exhibition of her Inflexible 
determination to stay in the war until 
victory Is won. On top of this has 
come the abolition of the liquor traffic 
within her bounds. The new Union 
Government - bids fair to make his- 
tory. At all events It shows excellent 
promise at the commencement of Its 

and picks of entrenching troops are 
made at Essen. International repre- 
sentatives were welcomed there In 
pre-war days and ostensibly were 
shown ever the works, but Germany 
hid front them what she did not 
think It was desirable they should 
see. No word leaked out to the world 
about the huge siege guns which bat- 
tered down the forts of Liege, Namur 
and Antwerp. The tests of the artil- 
lerymen on the ranges at Meppen, 
where new weapons are tried out year 
after year, were a closed book to the 
visitors at Krupp's. The world's 
greatest workshop of murder is the 
product of three generations of un- 
remitting toil, until it has grown to 
such proportions that it dominates 
the country where it Is located, so 
much so. that the belief exists that 
while Krupp's stands, Germany can- 
not fall. It Is a national possession. 

The founder of the firm was a 
penniless Inventor named Peter 
Friedrich Krupp. A century ago he 
experimented night and day in the 
effort to find a finer kind of steel 
than then existed. He was suc c ess f ul, 
but could not discover the method of 
easting steel blocks. He died when 
his son Alfred was only fourteen 
years old; but the boy took up the 
work and, by developing the prin- 
ciple, built up the vast organization 
which makes it possible for Germany 
to fight as she is doing today. It is 
the ultimate aim of the Allied aerial 
offensive to raid Krupp's In great 
force. Essen Is marvellously de- 
fended against air attacks. Every 
precaution has been taken to prevent 
fires breaking out In the event of 
bombs being dropped. Scores of air- 
craft, to engage invaders, are kept 
nearby, while the works themselves 
are* dotted with anti-aircraft guns. 

The time may come when It will be 

possible to attack the place success- 
fully from the air; but the risks, at 
present are very great, or attempts 
would have been made long before 
this. There Is nothing to suggest that 
the fire reported there was of Allied 
origin, for there have been no recent 
raids over Essen as far as is known. 


Krupp's works at Essen, where a 
great fire is reported to have taken 
place, are world-famous. They are 
the vast hive of industry which has 
given Germany her great siege guns, 
her deadly Held pieces and her in- 
numerable quick-firers. Krupp's Is 
Essen, for the whole town Is given 
up to the Industry which in pre-war 
times employed, .mil over Germany, 
80,000 men. Since the war began the 
ramification* of Krupp's have spread, 
and Its employees are 'now numbered 
by the hundred thousand. Essen Is 
m mase of factories and workshops. 
In 1*14. Germany's entire strength 
depended upon the power and num- 
ber of guns Krupp's could place at 
the disposal of her armies. Krupp's, 
besides the army corps of workers at 
Essen, has over 10,000 miners digging 
for coal In the firm's collieries. There 
are rolling mills at Annen and 
Gruson; blast furnaces at Relnhauaen, 
Dutsberg*. Neuwled and Bngers; many 
thousands of workers at the firm's 
shipbuilding yard — the Germanla — at 
Kiel, and a large corps of ore miners 
employed In producing the materials 
needed for the making of guns and 
ammunition. Krupp's, In every sense 
of the term. Is the Army and Navy 
stores of Germany. If Krupp's were 
destroy d, the heart of the Teutonic 
Empire would be pierced. 

In peace times. Krupp's was what 
might be termed a universal provider 
to the nations. All that could be 
made of steel for railways was con- 
structed at Bssen. Including wheels, 
axles, engine parts and rails. Large 
merchant ships drew from Krupp's 
the huge castings for sternpest and 
wees* snd crank -shafts, and were also 
furnished with their plates and frames 

reduction on salaries of $150 a month 
was 15 per cent, while over that figure 


.We Imagine that the debate in 
the Quebec Legislature regarding the 
withdrawal of that Province from 
Confederation will be purely academic 
except possibly on the part of the 
mover of the motion and perhaps a 
few others. It is difficult to Imagine 
there is any widespread sentiment in 
the Province which favors breaking 
away from Canada. Quebec cannot* 
complain that she has been discrim- 
inated against In any way. The 
attitude of her members in the 
Federal Parliament has not been 
such aa to indicate any definite 
change In the viewpoint of the 
French-Canadians. Perhaps the rea- 
son why the subject has been raised 
is through pique because the election 
of last week appeared to have been 
conducted on racial lines. Quebec, in 
the first flush of defeat, feels a cer- 
tain resentment, but that will gradu- 
ally disappear. Sir Wilfrid Laurier 
will not countenance any attempt to 
bring about the dismemberment of 
Canada. We do not recollect M. 
Henri Bourassa ever endorsing any 
suggestion that Quebec should become 
an Independent Province. In fact, 
such a happening is opposed to the 
doctrine of Nationalism which he 

There Is a considerable body of 
publlo opinion In the country which 
believes that In the future Canada in 
her politics will be divided, by racial 
lines. We are not numbered among 
this class. If a~ true spirit of states- 
manship Is displayed, there ts no rear 
son why such a misfortune should 
overtake the country. National unity 
must be in the forefront of the poli- 
cies of every government. The present 
Unionist Government, by its very title, 
has a heavy task imposed on It In 
allaying the unrest and quelling the 
suspicions given birth to among 
French-Canadians during the election 
campaign. We think that an appeal 
to the people of Quebec would go 
far towards bringing about a better 
feeling between the two races. Like 
all quarrels which arise, all the right 
does not lie on one side, nor all the 
wrong on the other. For any bitter 
thoughts which have arisen, Ontario 
and QUebec, and perhape also to some 
extent the rest of the Dominion, must 
share the blame. It would have been 
a terrible thing for the nation If 
Quebec had had her way In the late 
election. The cause she espoused was 
defeated. The task of statesmanship 
Is now to smooth away the animosities 
which exist. That ts among the 
mnjer duties of the new Government. 
We believe that in what It does In 
this direction it will have the cordial 
support of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and 
his followers 

the decrease effected was 20 per cent. 
Since that time the cost of living has 
Increased by possibly 40 per cent. 

To our way of thinking, the civic 
employees are only asking for Justice 
In wanting their salaries restored to 
the pre-war basis. The present City 
Council should have dealt with the 
request. Victoria has no desire to 
acquire a reputation of niggardliness 
or discriminative treatment in dealing 
with its employees. If the firemen 
and police, whose duties have net 
Increased during the war, are worthy 
of better pay now than they were 
getting two years ago, then we main- 
tain the other members of the City 
Hall staff should have their request 
favorably considered. The strain of 
keeping the wolf from the door in 
these hard times is very severe. Ws 
are pursuing entirely false economic 
tactics if wages are to be from S to 
20 per cent less at a time when the 
cost of living is from 40 to. 60 per 
cent greater than in pre-war days. 

ous winds frequently Impeded our pro- 
gress. And what has been the result? 
Ws hare defeated the Germans man 
against man. We have proved the 
superiority of our fighting units. — 
London Telegraph. 

Lieut. -General Sir Arthur Currie 
has been decorated with the highest 
Belgian military honor in recognition 
of his^great services in the capture 
of Passchendaele Ridge. The honor 
was, bestowed on him onHhe battle- 
field by King Albert. Our fellow- 
townsman is having a remarkable 
career in the war. He is one of those 
whom Britain, France and Belgium 
delight to honor. 


The City Council did not display 
courage In passing on* the considera- 
tion of civic salaries to Its successor 
In office. Either there ' Is or is not 
Justification for the plea of employees 
that their salaries ehould be restored 
to the pre-war basis. The firemen 
have had their demands met The 
polios have obtained all, or nearly all. 
they wanted. The members of the 
,Clty Hall staff are Just aa much clvlo 
employees ss those of the Fire De- 
partment and the Pollen. The City 
Council would do well In dealing with 
city employees to measure out even- 
handed Justice. The members of the 
stair of the City Hall had their sal- 
aries reduced by from i to H per 
cent st the beginning of lft II. Those 
drawing $Ti a month suffered a five 
psf cent reduction. The percentage 

Germany received the news of the 
Halifax disaster with something sav- 
oring of a fiendish delight. The 
Cologne Gazette, cold-bloodedly com- 
menting on the calamity, says: "We 
hope the effect of the disaster will 
be salutary. As an irrefutable object 
lesson It will bring terrors Into a 
place where the people felt themselves 
comfortably safe from guns. Canada 
Is getting war experiences at the 
front and also at Halifax." It Is 
small wonder. In view of the char- 
acter of this comment, that German 
agents should be suspected of having 
engineered the blow which laid 
Halifax In ruins. 


"Some Simpleton!"/ 

Hens have been known to sit on 
doorknobs; but no one was never un- 
til now known to put good eggs un- 
der a porcelain hen. The Injunction 
"Do not kick an iron dog at night" 
seems almost superfluous to the pru- 
dent. But now a paternal Govern- 
ment must say, "Do not pawn your 
$50 Liberty Bond for $10.50, because 
any decent bank will be glad to loan 
you Just about $50 for it." So it 
seems, for a man in Harrlsburg did 
pawn his for $16.50. His nurse should 
not have let him have the bond to 
play with in the first place. And the 
pawnbroker was real mean too. — 
Philadelphia Ledger. 

Only Rehearfllng Vet 

War has not even slapped us on 
the back in*greetlng. It has not snap- 
ped Its Angers In our faces. Ameri- 
cans are rehearsing, at their conveni- 
ence, for the part they are expected 
to take. It Is not only, as yet, busi- 
ness aa usual, but pleasure as usual. 
The normal of American life is dis- 
turbed mainly by anticipation and Im- 
agination and not by event. Various 
tines of business have had to make 
readjustment and submit to Oovern- 
msnt stipulations. Heavy taxation is 
coming, but it has hardly begun to 
collect. Virtually the only homes 
which find a war condition are the 
hemes entitled to the service flag — 
Chicago Tribune. 

Germany Laughs No More 

Germany affected to laugh as one 
by one the neutral States which are 
not great military powers fell off 
from her in horror of her crimes. 
iShe laughs no more. It Is not. in- 
deed the moral condemnation of so 
many peoples which disturbs her sear- 
ed and hardened conscience. At that 
she can still scoff. But she Is finding 
that the raw materials for her indus- 
tries In war and in peace together 
with no small share of her food sup- 
plies are under the control of those 
who are her declared enemies, or who 
refuse to continue diplomatic relations 
with her. She Is beginning to per- 
ceive what this may mean for her.— 
London Times. 

Stm Supreme at Sea 
No words are adequate to do Justice 
to the achievements la the present war, 
not only of our navy, but of our mer- 
cantile marine. The story at sea since 
August, 1914, is not one of great bat- 
tles, but of ceaseless vigilance and un- 
tiring efficiency. Whatever the U-boats 
may have been able to achieve, the 
British Navy Is Still supreme at sea, 
and without boasting we may say that 
an Allied victory would be out of the 
question but for British sea-power. It Is 
inevitable that we should talk and write 
more about the fighting on land; but 
our seamen, whatever their ship and 
rank, may rest assured that we never 
forget their services, alike to our na- 
tional security and to' the transport of 
our troops and our supplies.— Westmin- 
ster Gazette. 

Get After the Pacifists 
We have often pointed out that the 
British pacifists are either the dupes 
of the bloodthirsty Hohenzotlern gang 
or their stealthy accomplices. There 
Is now a great opportunity of ascer- 
taining to which class they belong. 
The Government has hitherto been 
unpardonably tender in its tolerance 
of treason to the Allied cause which 
they dally preach. President Wilson 
has now shown It the way to act, and 
the French Government Is applying 
his methods. Let us know who is 
paying our "soap-box" orators and 
whence the obscure pro-enemy prints 
are getting their funds, and then let 
the French and American methods be 
applied to them. — London Dally Mall. 

* British Superiority Proven 

What we have seen enacted during j 
the last few weeks by our splendid 
troops east of Tpres Is quite enough to 
give us ground for confidence and 
abundant reasons for gratitude. In 
blow after blow Sir Douglas Haig has 
launched hie men against an enemy 
who had all the advantages of a care- 
fully prepared position and an (elab- 
orate system of fortified posts. The 
Germans were on the crests of the 
hills; we were at their base; and as 
though to add to the natural difficul- 
ties of an assault, heavy rain and furl- 

"On to Berlin!" 

"On to Berlin!" wlU be the Ameri- 
can battle cry, and, flanked by the 
British and the French, the United 
troops will push forward and forward 
Intent upon cramming these derisive 
taunts down the throats that uttered 
them. They will keep hammering the 
stolid minions of the Kaiser with big 
guns, charging with the fixed bayonet, 
paying the toll that the game de- 
mands, but ever pushing on and on, 
fired by the fighting American spirit 
that never has been quenched, until 
the Hun is driven back into his pen 
and the world has been freed from the 
threat of Prussianlsm. And thenj-por- 
haps, through the Hun's mental base 
may filter a ray of truth that wlU 
warn him that it never 1b safe to 
taunt a soldier of Uncle Sam. Some 
monthB heice The Lokal Anzetger win 
issue another edition, containing an 
article under the caption, "Good Morn*- 
ing, Boys," tout it will be couched In 
different language, and the 'Sammies, 
the Tommies and the Pollus, strolling 
peacefully through the streets of a 
changed Berlin, will read a cordial 
greeting to the new fatherland.-r 
Washington Post. 

The Bible ts Copyright 

The copyright of the Revised Ver- 
sion of the Bible is the property of 
the Oxford and Cambridge University 
Presses, though the fact had escaped 
the notice of even so experienced a 
lawyer aa Sir Edward Clarke. A few 
years ago Sir Edward prepared a col- 
lated version of St. Paul's Epistles, 
following the version of the translat- 
ors of 1611 in all cases where their 
rendering waa substantially accurate, 
and elsewhere substituting the version 
of the revisers of 1881. When the 
whole of his work was in type he 
discovered that he could not publish 
without the consent of the University 
Presses. He accordingly applied for 
the necessary permission, which was 
duly given, though without enthusi- 
asm and on conditions. Sir Edward 
was required to state that his use of 
the Revised Version was made "with 
the consent but without the approval 
of the University Presses," and that 
the Syndics do not countenance the 
offering of this version (i.e.. Sir Ed- 
ward Clarke's collated version) for 
public use In church." — London Dally 

Enemy Companies Go Out of Business 

In accordance with a ruling of the 
Secretary of the Treasury, all "enemy 
and ally of the enemy" fire and casu- 
alty insurance companies In the Unit- 
ed States must go out out of Business. 
Similar companies doing a marine in- 
surance business were ruled out over 
four months ago, and It is none too 
soon to take the next logical step. . It 
Is plain .that these organizations 
had abundant opportunities for es- 
pionage. Judging by the acts of the 
German steamship companies, they 
would not be scrupulous In using 
them. The life Insurance companies, 
which are to be allowed to go on for 
a time, aro in a different category, 
as Mr. McAdoo points out. The in- 
formation they obtain cannot be of 
any appreciable benefit to the enemy, 
and their liquidation would work 
harm to the policy holders. But. there 
could bm no excuse for permitting 
other forms of trading with the ene- 
my to continue. — Philadelphia Led- 

Future of World is Safe 

Never will England. France and the 
United States fight one another. This 
war has made them brothers, and 
each one will be his brother's keeper 
after this. So far this war has 
brought the peace of the world. If 
they ever have any differences among 
them they will settle them by a con- 
ference controlled by the Christian 
spirit. They will not shoot at each 
other. That Is the fellow feeling 
that Is rampant In these three nations. 
One can see it on all public occasions. 
If the Marseillaise ts sung, or the 
Union Jack unfurled, it is greeted 
with wild applause by our own peo- 
ple. That Is a good sign. It Is a sign 
'of peace, and the true glory of na- 
tions. It Is developed and increased 
by our boys over In France. This Is 
a war for humanity, and not particu- 
larly for France, England or the Unit- 
ed States. The future of the world Is 
safer than It ever was. — Ohio State 

The Kaiser's Monument 
In his speech of welcome to the 
Lord Mayor at the Law Courts, Mr. 
Justice Darling suggested that if it 
was desired to keep the Kaiser's 
memory green the authorities should 
leave untouched some places which 
would display the ruin wrought by the 
Germans who Invaded this country 
from the air. Should any motto be 
required to explain what the monu- 
ment was, he suggested that which 
served in 8t. Paul's to preserve the 
memory of Sir Christopher Wren. The 
epitaph on the Wren commemorative 
tablet in the cathedral reads: "81 
monumentum requlria, corcumspfee." 
(If you seek his monument, look 
around.) — London Daily Telegraph. 


fFrom Tka Colonist. December IS. ll«7> 

A fYeneh rhemlet has dlsrsrerse a. Solssn for whales, which kills them within 
• quarter of an boar nf tho flrlnc of th ' ,-^1 •. r..„i»lu» ■ cartridge of 

tM polssa. It It » mixture of th* Indian poise* c*tl^ rutin, or woormU. with 
strychnine, th* termor n poison which excessively relaxes the moccnlar mt«a. 
fJSrtH? -«* h •'**"•• *• .*"•* ,wo * •»•« the systsm Into sash 

a horrible dilemma that It rives up sltngsther sad dies. 

The wire* ere In perfect running ord *fSE*S and the vartnos 

I t A U t!?• ""»" • Bd 0^ Umm * telegrams were received from Sea rrmmct9em 
•a« Qnie a ell— tenth Snrtag yeatorSay. rwwmewmam 

- .A pr, I mt * **—?** yesterday rrata Now Westminster .tot*, that the steamer 
Hope, which left for np-rlTtr a week ago. has re f ined ts thai plass. Tas d to- 
pe tch Sons est stats whether tho trip « u •accessfnl or noT \""~' '"• "■*■ 

- - T> *... lt * t ? r t H y*' ***!" . W ' w westmlmrter. wUI leave fee this part at T o'clock 

stnM Will W9 4 War ssOont 2 J*, set. 

This Star* Will Be Open Monday Night Until 9:30, etui Re- 
main Closed Chrutma. and All Day Wednesday. Dec 26th 

City, six deliv- 
eries per day. 
A 1 1 outlying 
portions, four 
deliveries per 

739 Yates 



Christmas Eve, 
a Special Santa 
Claus delivery 
wagon will 
leave this store, 

A Gift Always Welcomed 
— Handkerchiefs of 


And thousands to choose from, too— singly or by the box — large size and small 
size, plain or elaborate, lace trimmed or embroidered ; in white or beautiful colors — 
and oh, so moderately priced! . 

Dainty Boxed Handkerchiefs, 
each containing 3 Embroi- 
dered Handkerchiefs. Per 
box, 39c, 50c, 59c, 69c and 

Ladies' Lawn Handkerchiefs, 
with embroidered corner in 
colors or white, 10c each, or 
3 for 25c. 

Ladies' Lawn Initial Handker- 
chiefs, hemstitched. Good 
value at 10c, or 3 for 25c. 

Ladies' Lswn Handkerchiefs, 
embroidered. A large assort- 
ment of designs, each, 12j/c. 

Ladies' Lawn Handkerchiefs, 
embroidered in bizarre col- 
orings or all white, each 15c. 

Ladios' All-Linen Handker- 
chiefs, with hand-worked 
initial in 3 styles of lettering. 
Each, 25c. 

Lissue and Fine Swiss Embroi- 
dered Handkerchiefs, with 
liairlinc stripe of colored 
border. Each, 20c. 

Silk Crepe de Chine Handker- 
chiefs in all colors and de- 
signs, Price, 25c. 

Swiss and Irish Handkerchiefs 
in great variety, embroider- 
ed, lace trimmed and colored 
border. Each, 25c. 

Dainty Handkerchiefs in "La 
Rose," San Marino lace 
trimmed with motif corners, 
35c each, or 3 for $1.00. 

Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, 
with guipure edge, motif 
corners, real American edge 
and dainty hand-embroidery. 
Price, 50c, 75c, $J.0O. $1.25 
and $1.50. 

Kid Gloves Are Always an Accept- 

able Gift 

•Perrin's Joinville Pique Sewn Gloves of splendid quality, shown 
in black, white and black with white points, and white with 
black points; sizes 5 1 /* to 7 l /t. Price, $2.50. 

Fine French. Kid Gloves, Trefousse make, in black, tan, brown, 
navy, grey, champagne, green snd white; also black with 
white points and white with black points; pique sewn seams 
with one or two dome fasteners. All sizes. Price, $2.00. 

Perrin's Washable Chamois Gloves of super quality, white with 
prix seams and one dome fastener. Sizes 5f4 to 7. Price, $2.00 

Perrin's Gloves, in white with black points and black with white 
points; pique sewn and one pearl dome fastener; sizes 5 J i 
' to 7. Price, $3:00. 

Dent's Cape Gloves, of splendid quality leather, shown in tan 
and brown, with pique sewn seam and one or two dome fas- 
teners at wrist; all sizes from 5-'» to 7. Price, $2.50. 

Ladies' Fine Glace Kid Gloves, in white and white with black 
points; oversewn seams and two dome fasteners; sizes 5H 
to 7%. Special, $1.50. 

t— Gloves, Main Floor 

Ladies' Pure Linen Hemstitch- 
ed Handkerchiefs, each, 
12j4c, 15c, 20c, 25c and 35c. 

Gent's Linen Handkerchiefs of 
generous size. Price, 25c, 
and 3 for $1.00. 

Gent's Linen Initial Handker- 
chiefs, Old English initials, 
35c each, or 3 for $1.00. 

Children's Handkerchiefs, in 
white lawn, hemstitched, 6 
for 25c. 

Children's Colored Handker- 
chiefs, with spot borders and 
colored centres, 10c each, or 
3 for 25c. 

Children's Boxed Handker- 
chiefs, 3 in box, colored or 
white Handkerchiefs. Spe- 
cial, per box, 20c, 25c, 29c 
and 30c. 

—Handkerchiefs, Main Floor 

Many WUI 
Choose a 

.Black Leather Bags in vari- 
ous shapes and sizes, dainti- 
ly lined and fitted with 
mirror and change purse. 
Price, $1.98. 

Pin Seal, Morocco and Red 
Seal Bags, in an assort- 
ment of shapes, plain and 

, fancy linings, all fitted with 
mirror and change purse. 
Price, iSJOQ. 4 , 

Black Hand Parses with ser- 
viceable linings. Prices, 
$1.25 and $1.50. 

Hand Purses of Oriental 
Leather, two shapes. Price, 

—Bags, Main Flooi 

Pretty Waists for Christ- 
mas Gifts 


A. Dainty Waist is one of those things that 
make Christmas giving worth while. Here 

' we show a beautiful range of crepe de Chine 
Waists in shades of rose, flesh, maize, peach, 
green and white; daintily trimmed with fine 
lace, tucks and hemstitching. Price, $5.75. 

Beautiful Crepe de Chine Waists, in plain, 
tucked and embroidered styles. Some have 
frill in front and novelty collar; colors flesh, 
maize, white and black; sizes 34 to 44. 
Price, $5.00. 

Georgette Crepe Waists in a host of charming 
styles. Some have tucks and embroidered 
designs, others trimmed with fine lace; 
shown in many new shades. Prices range 
from $7.75 to $13.75. 

—Waists, First Floor 

Choose a Dainty Neck- 
piece for Christmas 

Dainty Collars in net, lace, satin and Georgette 
cr«ft)e. Many styles, such as the high neck, 
with jabot, square, sailor, shoulder point, 
and the new long front effect. Price, $1.25. 

A good range of High Neck Collars with jabot 
in net, trimmed; embroidered lace; net with 
Val. lace; Georgette crepe, in plain or trim- 
med and allover lace, Price, $1.75. 

Pretty High .Neckwear with jabots, in Georg- 
ette crepe, lace and net; also turndown Col- 
lars with long fronts. These are very smart 
for one-piece dresses. Price, $2.25 and $3.00. 

Beautiful High Neck Collars with jabot made 
of very fine lace and Georgette crepe, plain 
hemstitched or trimmed with lace. Price. 

— Neckwear, Main Floor 

Women's Tub 
. Silk Waists 

Tub Silk Waists, made in 
semi-tailored styles with 
convertible collars, sizes 34 
to 44. Pi-ice, $1.95. 

Heavy-weight .Tub Silk 
Waists, with large roll col- 
lar and turnback cuffs. 
Price, $3.95. 

Tub Silk Waists, of heavy 
Habutai, made with large 
collar, hemstitched, black 
and white; all sizes. Price, 

—Waists, First Floor 

Handsome Furs the Christmas 

White Mongolian Fox Stole, 
snake style. Price, $9.00. 

Handsome Iceland Fox Stole, 
Cotton style, satin lined. 
Price, $11.50. 

Handsome Black Wolf Stole. 
Weseott style, large animal, 
satin lined. Price, $35.00. 

Bonnyville Muff to match. 
Price, $32.50. 

Handsome Hudson Seal Set, 
Wensley cape and Rugby 
mnff, crepe de Chine lined; 
muff has novelty wrist-ring. 
Price, $85.00. 

Natural Muskrst Muff, in rug 
style, satin lined. Price, $25. 

Natural Mttskrat Muff, Col- 
onial style, satin lined. 
Price, $16.50. 

Blended Muskrst Muff, pillow 
style, satin lined. Prise, v 

Racoon Muff, in Milton style, 

satin lined. Price, $25.00. 
Persian Paw Muff, pillow style, 

heavy satin lined. Price, 

Black Dog Muffs, in rug and 

colonial styles, poplin lined. 

Price, $10.00. ., 

—Furs, Tirst Floor 

Silk Underskirts A re 
Practical Gifts 

A new idea in a useful Underskirt, made with 
lissue top snd deep silk flounce, with cluster 
tucks. An excellent wearing garment, 
shown in purple, green, rose, gold and navy 
shot effects. Price, $4.25. 

Another handsome Underskirt is shown in 
various shot effects. Made with glove-fitting 
top and elastic band; deep flounce, with 
cluster tucks and narrow frill. Price, $5.75. 

—First Floor 

An Umbrella Is a Suit" 
able GiH 

Umbrellas, with fine quality gloria covers and 
short handles, with cord attached. Price, 

Umbrellas, with short black handles, set with 
sterling ring or colored wood handles. Fine 
quality gloria covers of usefnl size. Price, 

Another range of Umbrellas, with sterling sil- 
ver ringed handles, large and small «ize 
rings. Very fine quality covert. Price, $675. 
—Umbrella Section, Msin Floor 

For a Pleasant Gift Always Select 


Black Silk Hose— An excellent quality, extra length snd elastic 
top; sizes 8)4 to 10. Special, pair, $1.00. 

Fine Quality Silk Hose, in shades of silver grey, smoke, cham- 
pagne, navy, white and black. Priced st $175. 

"Holeproof* Silk Hose, in pear!, gun metal, dark tan, nigger 
brown, navy, white and black. Priced at $1.50. 

"Novelty" Silk Hose, in good style; colors grey, navy, cham- 
pagne, white and black with fancy strips, $2.09. 

—Hosiery. Msin Floor 

Visit i 


and Select Your 
Toys froma Well 
Assorted Stock 




Waterproof Boots and Slippers 
for Christmas 

A Large Assortment in Stock 

Maynard's Shoe Store 

649 Yates Street Phone 1232 

Open Monday Till 9:30. Close Christmas Day and Wednesday 




Per package 


Per lb ., 

Per tin 

Per tin 

TIPS. Per tin 


LOCAL FRESH EGGS, per dozen, 65c 

Per tin 

Per box 



■^U— W ■ WW^A e> «' » e m ■»■■■» »-w-e>' m * — • — •— 


Per lb 

Per lb 

Per lb 


AFTER 10 A. M. 

Cost Nearly $8,000,000 and 
Holds 50,000 Soldiers— Is 
Great Attraction to Visitors 
From All Parts of Continent, 


Mall Orders 



Quality Grocers 


1317 Government St. I S0 ' 525,, 

Tb« fart lliat the Urgent li'rmini nt 
army muMllzation ami training ranlnnmein 
In th« United Stmts l» at <'umr> Lawli«, 
Tacoma, Waah., Is emphasized 'n a eai 
Junt lulled by tin- Taionia Commercial 
Club and Chamber of Comsrce, with the 
object of ilrawinr attention to the lin- 
portani'e of the 1'ugVt Sound elUtrlct. 

On one blilc of 111'- card i- a map <'f 
tiu. Ptlg*t Sound district showing the geo- 
graphies! relation of the camp to 
Tacoma, Seattle, oivmpia. Victoria. Van- 
couver, and tin- treat Rainier 

The cantonment, which la eighteen mil* I 
lonp and twelve nillcawide, contains 78.00(1 
acres, of which 70,000 were donated by 
Tacoma and Pierce bounty, whose cltl- 
Z' n., voted $2,000,4(10 In bonds to arquln 
the tract. 

Nearly '.0.0"0 officers nnd nr-n of tlie 


Open Until 9:30 Monday for g 
Xmaa Shopping 3 

May We Show You Many 

Seasonable Gifts 

l-'tif Little ( lues 

Silk Coats and Dresses, with 
1 ; ' > m i <.• i - ur Itiioils tn mutch. 

Cream Cashmere Coats or Car- 
rying Cloaks, #10.5(1 m $3.50 

Cashmere Dresses, in rcvl, pink, 
»ky .ind cream. 

White Cotton Embroidered 
Pinafores; Also Silk Pina- 

Infants' Small Goods — [litis, 
Sm'k s, II " i ' i *', iidntirs, 
( il<n c-. Infant ft :■, lackcts, 
Wool Overalls, Cailcrs, Bilt>. 

Girls' Velveteen and Corduroy 
Dresses, up from ,..,♦4.50 

Girls' Knitted Kiltie Suits, saxt. 
rream, brown ami navy, -J to 
28 in. 

Boys' Velvet Suits. Special 
value $6.75 

See Our Stock of Boys' Serge 
Sailor Suits. 

Boys' Gloves, per pair ...35^ 


Silk Boot, per pair 60^ 

Special Penman's Cashmere, per 

pair SO<! 

Better Qualities, per pair. 75c, 

$1.00 and $1.35 

Children's Lisle, Cashmere and 

Cotton Hose. 


make excellent gifts 
We invite you to see our stock 
Tweed Raincoats, with large 
collars and smart belts. $12.50 

up to $25. OO 

Handkerchiefs, Tea Aprons, 
Waists and Fancy Neckwear 
in large variety of makes. 

Seabrook Young 

633-5 Johnson St. Phone 4740 
716 Yates St. Phone 44 












JTC M M J^ 4^ *K *K *tt 4^ M 

"You'll Like Our Clothes"— Rgd. 


Automobile Comp 

Closes Tomorrow Night 

Tomorrow, Monday, evening at 10 o'clock we close our doors. 
At that time all estimate coupons in our Automobile Competition 
must be deposited in the box provided for the purpose. We will 
announce the winner of the Automobile as soon as the beans have 
been counted and the thousands of coupons gone over. 

Buy your Men's Gifts tomorrow at this store of fashionable 
apparel and get a guess coupon for every dollar you spend. Per- 
haps you will be lucky enough to win the Car! 













new 1'nlt.a 8tai<» National Army are be- 
liig trained at tin- camp. lrrenpe'tlve ot 

the continuance of aic pre an it war, «n«? 
division of lk, 000 men of the regular army 
will be permanently maintained at th I 
cantonment. The amount of money ili»- 
trlbuteil In aalarlea to off., ara ami mru It 
$111,000,000 a year. 

There ate l,fc.'>0 neparate bul'dinca at 
the cantonment for tba construction of 
Which H.OUO.OOO feet ot lumber were used. 
There are twenty-nlx mllea of graded 
streets and twenty-five miles of sewer and 
WKter. pipe. Quarter ot a million doors 
and window sashex wars required. The 
com of the construction of the camp »«* 
I'l.SOl.noO, besides which the base hospital 
ami Its equipment cost ll.nOn.On.,. 

Camp I^ewls is only thirty minutes by 
cur from Tacoma. The roads tjei»<<n the 
camp and the city are paved. To get an 
bloa of how the United Stated Is prepar- 
ing to crush Germany, ninny Victorians 
huve already v.. -it. 'I ttla ramp beside* 
thousands of persons from other parts of 
the eontlm tit. 

The map cards ara beinp distributed 
here by Commissioner Armstrong, of the 

Victoria and inland Development Associa- 


Flight-Lieut. "Robin" Gray, 
Cable Message From Lon- 
don States, Is Prisoner in 

Xo person In Victoria is more happy 
this Ohristmastide than Mr. and Mrs. 
Andrew Gray, of 1135 Catherine Street, 
who are Just in receipt of a message 
from London, the portent of which is 
that their son, Flight-Lieut. G. R. 
("Robin") Gray, whom they had be- 
lieved dead, is alive and a prisoner- 
of-war in Geneva. 

The Rood news came from Mr. 
Wilde, Mr. Gray's business corre- 
spondent in London, who cabled yes- 
terday morning as follows: 

"Robin repoted from Geneva, pris- 
oner, wounded. Believed correct." 

It wns on November 29 last that 
Mr. Gray received from the Secretary 
of the War Office, London, a telegram 
stating that Lieut. Gray had lost hid 
life in action. News coming from such 
official sources was not doubted, and 
the family accepted the Information 
as being too well confirmed to leave 
any room for hope. Information that 
their son Is alive has come, therefore, 
as a message from the dead, and the 
very wide circle of the young alrman'.i 
friends In the city arc rejoicing with 
the happy parents. 

Lieut. Robin Gray Is a native Ron. 
and Just recently celebrated his nine- 
teenth birthday In England. He was 
only 18 when he Joined the Royal Na- 
val Air Service. Later he transferred 
to the Royal Flying Corps. lie left 
for England the bitter part of April 
tills year and in Kngland passed 
through all the training o1h.«h< e in un- 
usually <juick time, apparently being 
an enthusiast. On October 6. 1JM7, he 
crossed orer to France. October 31 
he. was reported missing. The news 
that ho had been killed came Novem- 
ber 29, no that nearly a month has 
elapsed between that time and the 
discovery that he is alive and a pris- 
oner-of-war in Geneva. 

There are two brothers also in the 
ftflhy. One, Lieut A- J. Gray, the 
eldest, lost his left arm at Festubert 
in May, 1915. The other, Lieut James 
Gray, in also in the Royal Flying 
Corps. Besides the parents there Is 
a sister living In Victoria. "Robin" 
Gray is one of the most popular boys 
who ever attended the city schools, 
and the family's rejoicing will be 
shared in by hundreds of his friends. 


The General Officer Commanding 
Military District No. 11, desires to 
convey to all officers, non-commis- 
sioned officers and men serving in the 
district, his sincere good wishes for 

A course of cookery will commence 
at the Willows Camp, Victoria, about 
the middle of January, 1918, it is an- 
nounced in recent District Orders la- 
sued by MaJor-General Leckie. 

Applications for attendance should 
be forwarded to the A.D. of R. & T., 
M.D. No. 11, not later than KHh Jan- 
uary. 1918. 

With reference to District Orders 
S3I. S42 and 847. 1917. regarding the 
purchase of Victory Loan Bonds, the 
following procedure will be carried 

The monthly deduction will he 
shown in the nay-list under column 
"Regimental Charges^' and In column 
of "Remarks' write "$ Victory 


Th? Battalion paymaster will for- 
ward, payable to the Accountant and 
Paymaster-General, one cheque for 
the full amount of the deductions for 
his unit, with a statement of the regi- 
mental number. name, unit and 
amount of each purchaser. 

When the unit proceeds ' overseas, 
the assigned pay-sheet will be for- 
warded Immediately to the officer. 
I.e., separation allowance and assign- 
ed pay, Ottawa, and the payments 
will be continued from there. The offi- 
cer. I.e., S. A. * A. P., will then for- 
ward the statement and a cheque to 
the Accountant and Paymaster-Gen- 


■*'• Kilns 


726 Yates Street 

Phone 398? 

Correct Hats ai 
Garments for 



Give Her a Blouse 
for Christmas 

Choose It Yourself — or Present Her With One of Our Hand- 
somely Engraved Certificates and Let Her Make Her Own 


Jap Silk Blouses, superior qual- 
ities and remarkably pretty 
styles. Some have large collars 
and tucked fronts, others are 
plain shirt waist modes. Prices: 

$3.50, $4.00 to $8.00 

Crepe de Chine Blouses, showing 

some remarkably smart effects in 
tucks, beadwork and embroidery. 
Hisrh collars, finished with rib- 
bon of contrasting shades, is »-» 
smart, new innovation. Prices: 

Voile Blouses. New, smart effects 
in convertible or flat collars. 
.Many of them daintily embroid- 
ered in floral or motif designs. 

$2.45 up to $6.00 

Georgette Blouses. Handsomely 

embroidered and pin tucked 
Blouses. Cuffs and large flat 
collars are beautifully hem- 
stitched. All shades. Prices: 


$3.95, $5.00 to $10.00 j| $6.00, $7.00 to $14.75 

Coats, Tweed Coats, Silk Underskirts, Sweaters, Silk Skirts, Wool Scarves. 
Coats, Silk Underskirts, Sweaters, Silk Skirts, Wool Scarves. 


T.'mlr>r Order -in-Councll P.<". 3-T.7, 
the mte of Separation Allowance hu.s 
been flxod at $-."> per month, effective 
on December l. U'lT, for dependents 
of all soldi' rs ut" the Canadian Hxi>e- 
dittonary Force and Active Militia, 
below th'^ rank of warrant officer. 

The Ordnance Depot at Vancouver 
and sub-depot at Ks()Ulmalt, will ho 
closed f<>r ec.'ipl und issue uf store* 
and clothing 1 from llth tn 31st Janu- 
ary, l!'l^, for ill' purpose of special 
stocktaking, except for urgent or upe- 
cinl issues which cannot !"• foraeen. 

Officers; t'oniiumulinn units will K"\- 
ern themselves accordingly iin 'l a '*" 
r ung e fo r t i ny n tor ew fon wi d e r e d hI ih h - 
lutely necessary during above period, 
to be drawn "ii or before t h< mth 
January, so as tn enable the ordnance 
Department to put through the npi es- 
sary vouchers In order that Htttcktuk- 
ing will not be interfered with. 

officers who are detailed to proceed 
overseas with drafts as conducting of- 
ficers are to be shown "on command" 
pending the receipt of notification 
from the overseas authol>Ulea of their 
retention in England or trn ir return 
to Canada. 

2. If retained in Kngland they will 
"W struck off the strength of the dis- 
trict accordingly. 

X If they are returned to Canada 
they will resume duty with their unit, 
unless their ser\ ices are not required. 
4. These officers are not to be re- 
placed pending advice as to their dis- 

The Flatoon, Forestry Depot. Van- 
couver, hitherto attached to the L'nd 
Depot Battalion, H. ('. Rogt., for quar- 
ters, rations and discipline, will be at- 
tached to the 2nd Depot Battalion, l«. 
C. Regt., for all purposes except pay, 
with effect from 1st January, 1S18. 

The following C.E.F. apitointments 
ore appro\ed provisionally: 

First Depot Battalion. B.C. Rogt.— 
To be lieutenants, I^ieut. J. I"). Lewis, 
6th Rest., D.C.O.R. 1-12-17; Lieut. K. 
W. Morton, 104th Regt. 1-12-17; 
Lieut. H. S. Atkinson. 101st 
1-12-17: Lieut. .1. A. B. Boyle 
Regt. 1-11-17. 

Second Depot Battalion. 15. < :. Regt 
— To be second in command: Capt. 
M. V. McGuire (late 2nd C.M.R.), 3- 

To bo Lieutenants— Lieut. O. A. 
Watson, 15th Battalion. 1-12-17; 
Lieut. T. A. Johnston, 88th Rogt 4- 
12-17; Lieut M. A. M. Marsden, 67th 
Battalion, 2-12-17; Lieut. E. P, Gil- 
lespie, T.Oth Regt.. 3-12-17. 

Lieut. A. v. Webster, C.A.M.C., Is 
demobilized, •.\ith effect from the 21st 

Captain (temporary Major) < ;. A. U. 
Hall, C.A.M.O., is demobilized, with 
effect from the 19th instant . 

Lieut. NY. F Luton, t'.A.M.O., was 
demobilized with effect from the 2;ith 
ultimo to the lib instant. 

The undersigned officers are nt- 
tached to "J" unit. M.lf.'*.c.. fop treat- 
ment: Capt. K. J. (look, B.C. Regt.; 
Lieut. W. II. Crocker, 16th Reserve 
Battalion: Lieut. II. W. M. Rolston, 
Can. Machine Gun Depot. 

It has b"cn brought to notice that 
In some districts, men who have en- 
listed In the (.'.UF. slnco the date 
General Order No. 1 of 1917 was 
made public, art being paid the $10 
at the end of pIx months' service. This 
is not correct, as every man attested 
since the receipt of the above order 
and still serving phould have the sum 
of $10 to his credit, which should not 
be paid until he is discharged. 


South Wellington Coal 

is the oik- thing you must have to make your Christ- 
mas a success. 


tu ^LV-uiil disappointment at the last minute. 

The Victoria Fuel Co., Ltd. 

Phone 1377 1203 Broad Street 


Success of Annual Christmas 
Tree and Entertainment to 
Children of 'Members of De- 
partment Here and Overseas 


On January 3 there will be a gala 
occasion at police headquarters for 
the children of members of the de- 
partment as well as those o-f tho men 
of the department now serving over- 
seas. Following the plan which 
proved so eminently successful last 
Christmas, tht- department will thlil 
year hold a Christmas tree and enter- 




Nicely Bound Snapshot Al- 
bums. From <;oc to ,..#6.00 

Waterman Self-Filling Foun- 
tain Pens. From #2.50 

Writing Cases for ladies and 

Men's Bill Wallets and Letter 

A Camera would be appreciated 
both at Xmas and «j^or. 

Leather Pocket Photo Cases 
for the troops. 

Victoria Book and 
Stationery Co., Limited 

1004 Government Street 

Don't Forget to Look Our 

Cards and Calendars Over 



S-rnf. II. 1»0. RoHifort. of '(Ml, ltnilnllon. 
M>at Bark From Fr»nr<> to Kngland 
«*-' to Bra'a Training- 
Word han been received that Sergt. 
H. D. O. Rochfort, of the 2»th Bat- 
talion, is being returned from France 
to England to take the officers' train- 
ing course for a commission. 

Sergt. Rochfort left for overseas 
with the llth C.M.R., arriving in Van- 
couver from California, Just about two 
hours before the unit left for the Old 
Land, and meeting his comradee-in- 
arms-to-bc at Vancouver. lie went 
to France with one of the first drafts 
from the unit s^nt as reinforcements 
for the 29th Battalion, with which 
unit he has been nerving steadily for 
over a year. Having received his pro- 
motion after arriving In France, he 
Is now being returned for a training 
course to take a commission. 

He Is one of five brothers, all of 
whom are known here, who have seen 
service at the front. 


Author of a new work on nviHtlon entitled 
"Tho IZyr* of tho Army and Navy." which 
In nalrt to ha one of the and mont 
rrnnprehenglve workn on the art of flying 
that liaj aa yet found ltd way Into print. 

talnment at which some seventy kid- 
dles as well as their grown-ups will 

Preparations have been under way 
for some, time and thla year's event 
promises to be most successful. There 
will be a Christmas tree ladened with 
all the good things that youngsters 
long for at Christmas, a real Bant*. 
Clause, attired In his time-honored 
habliments, will distribute to each of 
the kiddles tbn gifts, and after this 
most important feature has been dealt 
with supper will follow. 

The event will bo held In tho drill 
room at police headquarters. The 
committee In charge of the arrange- 
ments. Detective Inspector Perdue, De- 
tectlva t'arlow and Inspector Heatley, 
have been working hard of lata in 
their endeavor to give the youngsters 
the time of their young lives, and 
with the co-operation of evey member 
of the force the second annual cele- 
bration will undoubtedly prove a euc* 

RIO DB JANERIO. Dec. 22.— A de- 
cree han been promulgated cancelling 
tho exequateurs ot Germans acting 
an consuls of neutral countries In 
Brazil. The decree is directed 
against the consuls of Austria and 


No Appeal Tribunals will sit in Vic- 
toria during Christmas week. Mr. 
Justice Gregory will resume hearings 
In the usual court January 3 and 4. 
Hlg Honor Judge Lampman will be tn 
Duncan the same week. The Appeal 
Tribunals will continue their work at 
various points in the Province, aa far 
as known up to the present, until 
January 19 at least, and possibly 
further ca s es will be tried even after 
this date. There are thirteen appeal 
courts in all in the Province, two In 
Victoria, two In Vancouver, and one 
In New Westminster, and- eight In 
other points of the Province. 

If in Doubt 

Mr to what to give your friend* for Christ- 
mas, here's our suggestion: 

If your friend is the happy possessor 
present them with a few Blue Amberol 
RECORDS or Diamond Disc RE- 
CREATIONS, and you will have them 
as your friends for evermore. 



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"W Yoo Get It at PUMLCri W% 

The Car You Willi 
Eventually Buy J 

No matter what oar you buy now, the car of your ultimate choice 
will be an Overland or a Willys-Knight. 

Why not be wise and start your career as a motorist right? You 
can see these two dependable cars at this motor headquarters. We 
are the sole agents. 


M-4 Touring $2,285 

8$\_ Com* 93,1M( 

89 Touring •*•»••* 

*9-6 Roadster Sl,9«ff 


90 Roadater f 1,050 

eoTonring $1,1M 

90 Country Club 91,110 

90 8edan 9lf990 



Thomas Plimley 


611 View Street 




~ •— INTRAN51T~ 

These Bonbons will Be sold at bargain prices, as we do 
not want them left on cur hands after the Christmas 



Rocsption Plum Puddings, from 50c. to J? 12. 50 

Xmas Fruit Cake, per lb. 40< 

Xmas Tree Candles, per box ...... 15< 

— — — — — 1 ——hi 1 1' 

20 Per Cent Cigar Special 

Including Nobleman, Pathfinder, Marguerite, Club Special, 
, El Doro, Henry Clay, and" many other varieties. 
Special by the Box, 20% Off 

Gillette's Safety Razors— An acceptable Xmas gift. Regu- 
lar $5.00, for . . .... $4.39 

Aluminum Kettles. Regular $3.75, for $3.20 

■ « ■ ■ ■ 


Cream Mixtures. Special, per lb 25*? 

Rock Mixture. Special, per lb. . 20** 

Xmas Mixture. Special, per lb. 25£ 

Choc ol ates in Boxen, 50c to 6 5.00 

■ " ■■■ 

Meat Dreasinf for Turkeys and Chickens, Best Pork 
Local Dairy-Fed Pork, Fresh Killed Lamb; 
Turkeys, C ams , Ducks, Chickens 

H. 0. K1RKHAM & CO., Ltd. 


rDOnet . Fun .»d Previsi*.*. SS20 


Dall«Ar« 91 

s***t. 8811 



Large Size 
Washed Nut 


Suitable for your Grate or Range. 


N Our recommend: Ask the woman who burns it. 
Don't forget our $25.00 prize competition— free to ■all. 


1212 Broad St 

— ■ 

Phone 139 

jj I l 


Start it with a new "Hope's" Suit, 
made to measure for men and 
women. New English' goods. Fit 
positively guaranteed. 


~~ Charlie Hope 


University School for 


The thoroughly equipped buildings are surrounded by fifteen 

acres of magnificent playing fields; accommodation for 160 

boarders; indoor rifle range and excellent gymnasium. 

Easter Term Commences Wednesday, January 9 

.WARDEN— REV. VV. W. BOLTON, M.A. (Cantab.) 
HEADMASTER— J. C. BARNACLE, Esq. (London Univ.) 

For particulars and prospectus, apply to the Headmaster 

Mount Tolmie : Victoria, B.C 


i ■ ■ i 

i part «f the pro- 
ceed* of the reseat Quadra Street 
school concert the sum of 9(0 haa 
been handed to the local branch of 

Jt waa an- 
nounced yesterday that alt the city 
d. or store* would close for buatneas at 
1 o'oloek on Christina* n«y and re- 
main closed for the remainder of the 


Christmas Car Be n t e e — The street 
car service on Christmas Day will be- 
gin three hours later aa on Sundays, 
but will continue to the usual week- 
day time in the evening-. 

Reformed Church — There will be 
service* at the Reformed Episcopal 
Church on Christmas morning at 11 
o'clock, after which there will be a 
celebration of Holy Communion. 

Sire la Owalllag— An overheated elec- 
tric iron started a Are in the kitchen 
of the residence at 2713 Beachway 
Avenue, Oak Bay, yesterday morning, a 
slight amount of damage being done. 
The nre apparatus from the Duchess 
Street hall was summoned. 

Campbell's Patriotic Club — Camp- 
bell's Patriotic Club, which has done 
- such splendid work in sending socks 
and comforts of various kinds to the 
soldiers since the war began, sent off 
Its usual Christmas consignment to 
the boys overseas about six weeks ago 
so that the parcels would be in time 
for Christmas. 

Blue Croas Greetings — The Blue 
Cross sends heartiest good wishes and 
thanks to all who have helped so gen- 
erously this last year, and beg to say 
that help and contributions are still 
urgently needed for the dumb friends 
Who are so nobly doing their "bit" in 
this war. 

Patriotic Aid Gifts — The following 
are among some of the recent sub- 
scriptions received by the Victoria 
Patriotic Aid Society: "Times" em- 
ployees, $35.75; pattern makers, Es- 
quimau Navy Yard, $8; employees, 
Messrs. Gordons, Ltd., $20; employees, 
Producers' Roek and Gravel 'Co., 
$138.35; employees, E. A N. Railway 
Co., 235.98; V. & S. Railway em- 
ployees, $7.60; Victoria Police, $19.85; 
employees, Cojonist news room, $17. 

Skspsets Washout— Hen. John Oliver, 
Minister of Railways, returned to the 
city yesterday from a brief visit to 
the Mainland, whither he went to in- 
spect the damage done through the 
washout of the Capllano bridge on the 
line of the P. G. E. near North Van- 
couver. The structure, which has been 
washed out on previous occasions no 
less than seventeen times, during 
freshets which occur at this time of 
year, win be reinstated In stronger and 
more permanent fashion on plans now 
being considered by the Railway De- 
partment's engineer and the engineer of 
the company. 

Christina* Entertainment at Mt. 
Tolmie — A delightful entertainment 
was given in St. Andrew's Presbyter- 
Ian Church, Mount Tolmie, when the 
parents and Children celebrated their 
annual Christmas exercises. This 
year the programme took the form 
of a "Giving Christmas," with the 
motto, "It Is more blessed to give 
than to receive." Each class had 
gifts carefully planned, and after an 
explanatory recitation by John Jenner 
of "Donald's Christmas Plan," the 
presentation of gifts was carried out, 
with songs, recitations and dialogues. 
The Toung Men's Bible Class, con- 
ducted by the pastor, presented ■ a 
oheque for $5 towards the collection, 
which was taken up to help pay for 
a native helper in China. All the 
Christmas gifts have been sent to the 
Friendly Help Society for distribution 
among the poor on Christmas Day. 
1 x_ 


Major Walter Barton, of the head- 
quarters staff of the Military Hospitals 
Commission, Ottawa, has arrived In 
the city to spend Christmas with his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Barton, 
of Esquimau Road, after an absence 
of a year and a half. 

Miss Morris, of the Normal School 
teaching staff. Mount Tolmie, left 
yesterday for Vancouver, where she 
will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 
Chubb over the Christmas holiday 

Miss Kathryn Bradshaw, who Is at- 
tending the University of British Col- 
umbia, arrived in the city Friday to 
spend the Christmas vacation with her 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brad- 
shaw. Albany Road. 

The pupils In Mrs. Gordon Dixon's 
cluss, Division II, Oak lands school, 
realized $18.10 from the sale of col- 
ored beads and gave this amount to 
the schools' fund for Halifax relief. 
The Christmas closing of the Gold- 
en Gate Kindergarten and Primary 
School, 1228 Oscar Street, was held on 
Friday afternoon. The rooms were 
very prettily decorated with plants, 
greens and gay-colored chains, and 
were filled at an early hour with par- 
ents and friends of the small pupils. 
Promptly at 2:30 o'clock the folding 
doors were thrown open, disclosing a 
fine big Christmas tree, gaily trimmed, 
and surrounded by 80 children of the 
kindergarten and primary* depart- 
ments. The following programme was 
given by them In a manner that re- 
flected no little credit upon the ability 
of their directresses, the Misses Ash: 
Welcome song, school; Sunshine song, 
school; "Golden Moon," school: "Baby 
!Loves the Sunshine," school; dialogue, 
"A Queue du Bols," Trixle and Ger- 
aldine Ross: "Four Seasons," quar- 
tette, Naomi Taylor, Evelyn Hamil- 
ton, Man* and Jessie Muskett; recita- 
tion. "Goldfish." Peggy Hamilton; sea- 
son songs, school; "L'Automne," 
school; recitation. "Daisies," Miriam 
Biggin; "TVAIseau," school: "Jingle 
Bells," school; recitation, "Notre 
Ane." Frank Hall, Berry Cove. Clau- 
dia Gardiner. James Mackay. Margar- 
et Fatt, George Muskett: "Christmas 
Eve." school; "Jolly Old Santa Claus." 
school; recitation, "Noel." Geraldine 
Ross: carol, school: "Long Ago." 
school; recitation, "L'Ane et 1' En- 
fant." Billy Harvey; "Christmas 
Bells," school; "Le Chat et les Sourls." 
school; recitation, "In Trust," Trixle 

Mrs. Chalmers has come over from 
Vancouver to pass the holidays with 
her mother. Mrs. Gordon Grant. 

In response to the requests of a 
number of parents' whose children en- 
. joyed the Christmas party given last 
year, the Ministering Circle of the 
King's Daughters has arranged to re- 
peat the affair next Friday. December 
2$. In the Alexandra Club ballroom. A 
splendfd programme has been ar- 
ranged and will be Introduced hy a 
real Punch and Judy show. Mile. 
Barbara Fay will give a classic danr<> 
and Miss Mollle Hlbben a swan dance. 
while Miss Kate Renwlck will also 
contribute a fancy dance. Mr. L.. D. 
McLean will provide an entertaining 
feature, and last hut by no means least, 
there will he a huge plum pudding 
containing presents for the children 
with a special bran pie for th« 
hables. ao that the young pe-»pl« who 
expect to attend may rest assured of 
a delightful time. The arrangements 
tar the affair are in the hands of Mrs. 

H. A. 6. Morley, assisted by Mr*. K..J. 

Hearn, and Mrs. Charles F. OardSer 
has charge of the tea. which will be 
served upstairs in the large tearoom. 
The bouse committee numbers Mrs. F. 
Moore, Mrs. A. T. Purser and Mrs. 
Krrlngtou; the entertainment commit- 
tee, Mrs, Willis Dean and Mis* Thaln, 
and Miss Bertha Morley has charge 
of the plum pudding. 

All arrangements are complete for 
the big Red Cross dance to be given 
In the Empress Hotel next Thursday 
evening, under tho auspice* of the 
Hollywood and Fairfield branches. The 
following dance programme will bo 
rendered by Mr. Vinol's orchestra, 
with extras preceding and following 
the buffet supper: Extra, one- step; 
waltz, "Flora;" one- step, "Joan of 
Arc;" fox trot, "By Heck;" three-step. 
"Missouri;" waltz, "Fascination;" one- 
step," Hy Sine;" schottische, "Shadow- 
land;" one-step, "Every Little Thing 
In Dixie;" walu. "Cecile;" fox trot, 
"Livery Stable Blues;" extra; sdpper; 
extra; walu, "Inspiration;" one-step, 
"Hong Kong;" fox trot. "Bugle Call," 
rag; three-step, "Shadow Time;" 
walt.a "Annette;" one-step. "Keep 
Tour Eye on the Girl You Love;" fox 
trot, '"riddle De Winks;" one-step, 
"You're a Dangtierous Girl;" schot- 
tische, "Sunset Land;" borne, waltz. 
Tickets are being sold at a number of 
the leading stores and the proceeds 
from the affair will be given to the 
Halifax Relief Fund. 

Plans for the dance to be given on 
New Year's Eve toy the "J" Unit 
Chapter, I. O. D. E., predict an enjoy- 
able time in store for those who at- 
tend tho affair, which will l>j held In 
the ballroom of the Alexandra Club. 
Tho patrons will be Mnjor- General 
Leckie. C. M. G., G. O. C. Military 
District No. 11; Major and Mrs. J. B. 
Harvey, Major and Mrs. Major. 'The 
dance programme will be given by 
Heaton's Orchestra and a buffet sup- 
per will be served at midnight. 

On Thursday a most enjoyable 
evening was spent at the Resthaven 
Military Convalescent Hospital, when 
a party of local artists entertained 
the returned . men with a delightful 
variety programme. They included 
the "1918 Gaieties,' who went out 
with Mrs. L. T. Davis, also Miss Eva 
Hart, who contributed a number of 
beautiful solos. Capt. Pearce, medi- 
cal officer at the hospital, won, hearty 
applause for his humorous songs sung 
to his own banjo accompaniment. A 
happy feature of the party was the 
distribution of gifts from a huge 
Christmas tree, each patient receiving 
a present. A bountiful repast was 
served which was followed by danc- 
ing until an early hour. In addition 
to the visitors from the city, the of- 
ficers and nurses of the Institution 
were present. 

Mr. C. F. Earle, local agent of th% 
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, accom- 
panied by Mrs. Earle, left last Thurs- 
day for a six weeks' holiday trip East. 
While away they will visit Mr. Earle'a 
mother in Montreal. 

At the Christmas party held at 
Resthaven Hospital, on Thursday 
evening, Major J. S. Harvey, on be- 
half of the returned men, presented 
Mrs. George Simpson, who has been 
giving the men dancing lessons 1 for 
several months past, with a handsome 
clock, the handiwork of the men. 
Major Harvey in a happy little speech 
voiced the appreciation of the men in 
the interest shown by Mrs. Simpson 
in their welfare and reereatlon. 

Mis* Myrtle Starrett, of this city, 
who with her mother, Mrs. T. Star- 
rett, pf Hope, B.C.. has been visiting 
friends in Vancouver, haa returned 

Mr. H^ Pearce, of Vancouver, la 
spending a few days in the city. 

Bishop Schofield spent Thursday In 
New Westminster. 

Mrs. Balrd, of Andover, N.B., widow 
of the late Senator George T. Baird, 
who has been visiting in Victoria for 
the past few weeks, the guest of her 
sister,- Mrs. J. H. King, left for Van- 
couver on Thursday and will spend 
some time there. 

The marriage of Miss Ethel Law- 
son, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Charles 
F. Lawson, of Cranmore Road. Vic- 
toria, and Mr. Henry Westman C. 
Boak, of Vancouver, took place In 
that city on Thursday. Th^ceremdny 
which was performed by. the Rev. Dr. 
Smith, at St. John's Church, was wit- 
nessed by only the Immediate rela- 
tives of the bride and groom. Mr. 
and Mrs. Boak are spending their 
honeymoon visiting Sound rifles, and 
on their return will make their home 
In Vancouver. The bride Is well 
known In Victoria, having conducted 
a studio here for several years, where 
many local violinists studied under 
her tuition.- Mrs. (Dr.) E. W. Boak, 
of Esquimau, daughter-in-law of the' 
groom, went over to Vancouver -to 
attend the wedding. 

Major-General Leckie. D.S.O., <&©. 
C. haw sent to Seattle a big collection 
of war trophies. German rifles, shells, 
helmets, etc.. found on the battlefield, 
to be shown at the big Red Cross ex- 
hibition which is' being held during 
the next few days under the auspices 
of the women of Seattle. 


B. C, at 

Meteorological OfflO*. Victoria, 
S p. m., December 2X, 1117. 

The barometer la rlsjng- and colder 
weather ia spreading- southward over this 
Province. Snow ia faltm* ' In Cariboo, and 
la becoming general in the Prairie Prov- 


Victoria ...rt*......!.' J2 

Vancouver J4 

Kamlooa* ................... lg 

Parhervllra .*.....•.•..•.•.,. g 

Prlnca Ruaert 14 

'- a i £ary ...... .............. a 

Winnipeg ......... <. 

Portland 4S 

San Francisco 44 

Port Arthur 4 

Pcntlcton 14 

Nelson . if 

Grand Forks '. 3i 

Cranbrook 17 


Hlghist , 43 

IjOwest ••.••... ............... ....... 32 

Average ..«>..«««...•«..»«•..», *,» . ... SS 

Minimum on grass tl 

Ilaln — .«» Inch. Pnotr — 1 Inch. Bright 
sunshine— 2 hra. 61 minute.. Oenara] state 
of weather — Fair. 









The Pythian Club will hold a mas- 
querade dance on New Year's Eve. 
Good prises. Strictly Invitation. 

The doll (Baby Ella) which was dis- 
played in Fletcher's window and raffled 
by Mrs. Max Letser for the benefit of 
the Returned Soldiers' Convalescent 
Home realised the sum of tlSe.Sfr. The 
winning number. MS. was held by Miss 
G. Shakespeare, 4 Si Wilson Street. 




—The Day Before Christmas; Make a Note 
NOW of Something You May Have Forgotten 














TILL 9:30 P.M. 

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Send Her a 
Box of 



and consider you're tactfully 
filled tho obligation that the 
season demands. 

Useful Xmas Gifts 

English silk Umbrellas, regular from $6.50 to 112.00. Our Sailing- 

t Xmas price. II.SO to ,..„ , tjT.SO 

ish Walking amoks selling at so Par One Maetmat 

I • «j • • • • • • • • m i 



English Walking Stick, selling at .'_ . 

A &*E? fff°5 tl W, °JL ^-fa* •«« atslSIs* Scarfs. Regular price. $1.00. 

I2.S0. $4.00 and $6.00. All to be sold at .SaU Krtee 

4 Great Variety of Tine Ties at 

•Tegllgee Shlrta. Dress Shirts and Taji 

W. o. a> X. and Arrow Collars. 3 for 

fine Seavy AH- Wool XngUsh and OaaadlSB 


C fftiW"'fy *** 7"' 8 ««*«. th* beat to be had: regular $35.jq and 
$10.00. Take your choice at S1S.TS 

• ••••e«*ee«e*e*e**eaee • •© 

at Oreatlr a U s h wst Met* 

• ••••••*es»e*eee»«je*eaes*V$a»0 

■ Underwear. $1.50. |1.7S 






1118 Douglas St and in Wil- 
liams' Drug Store, Corner 
of Fort and Government Sts. 

"Sam Scott Suits Boya' 

Buy His Present 
at Sam Scott's 

He will be de- 
lighted with any- 
thing you buy for 
hirn at Sam Scott's 
— the store that 
caters to boys, and 
boys only. 

Suits Overcoats 

Sweaters Hats 

Caps Gloves 

Hosiery Ties 

Etc., Etc. 

Sam M* Scott 

BaTS* detain* SperUUst 

(Late 1SS Vaees Street) 

New Address 12z« Donglaw St. 


T1TE have the prettiest Unbreakable Dolls 
" in the city. Games and Educational 
Toys of every description. Christmas Gifts 
too numerous to mention. 

"Sandringham" British 
Toy House 

733 r ort Street 

Ministering Circle of the King'.* 
Daughters Xmas party Alexandra 
Club, December 31th, 3 to 3. Astasia*. 
' sion, children fSc; adults. He Tlokota 
or sale Hlbben-Ik>it«. Deans % lib- 
cock*. Phone 4043. 

Xmas Card*. Religion* Subject*, at 
very reduced prices. F. I* 
1124 Government Street. 


Taste this Pic, and its deli- 
cious, juicy flavor will make 
you come often to this Old 
Country 'bakery. We make 
our Pies of the choicest cuts 
of home-fed pork, and to give 
it an added rest there is a 
flavoring rich jelly. Price 
per pound — 


The Yorkshire Bakery 

640 Yates St fW 1929 

Prices of Millwood 

Double Loads... $3.75 

Cart Loads $2.10 

Kindling— Cart load 
for $2.25 

Cameron Lumbar 





One Dodge Friction Clutch, 
IX Self-Oiling 18-in. Drop 
Hangers, for 2 7-16 §lifjt. 

Apply TW Colonist OfBco 

, -.^ 

Has Big Majority 
BRANDON. Man.. Dec 22— Dr. H. 
P. tVhidden ia officially declared 
elected la Brandon by a majority of 
».tS$. A total of 1S.6T7 vote* was 
ess*. Of these Dr. Whldden received 
»,M4) and H. a raurson r,*$7. Tbb. 

Christmas Dinner 

t Is Carte at 

Alexandra Cafe 

716 Courtney St 

Served from 12 to 2 p.m. 
Excellent cuisine. Prices mod- 

Tablet should be reserved by 
phoning Manager, 3978, before 
4 p.m. Monday, December 24. 


Tkd w ork of finding suitable 
emptoyvMnt lor the returned 
•©Idler seeds your assistance. 
When you have employment to 
otter, kindly communicate with 
The Secretary 

The Returned Soldiers' 

Employ tuent Committee 

No. 94)4)0 

th* Doer in 




Wright Porrit 

s, 71S 


to ajsrtsaal \ 

I ■Aarsvsjf 

LssbSbbi satoas^ 

rsM*x SSI cSeawii 

Is said to be the 
majority for any 




to meet and tasks friends 
to writs the home letter* 
to read papers and hooks 
to exercise sad to play 
to bstbe and to awtm 
to select s bedroom 
' tsths 

Taaag Mam's Ckiftiu 
Associatioa Rooms 






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McClary Kootenay Range will bring lasting toy and happiness into 
the' home. Come and talk it over. Prices, $90.00 and efS.Oe 

Safety >ss«rs-Th« Gillette. 
K«ch as^a 

rocket Xaavos— For men and boy*. 

croat variety. to »»♦ 

Carta* Knives and To rka fl taa 

handles. Pair *4.oe 

Teapot* — In fine aluminum. Each. 

•T.25 and *a.oo 

In heavy alum- 
inum. Kach **.a* 

vlma* sUfl ■ Handsome china. 
Hpecial, each *©♦ 

•XThlna." la eleaant new 
design;- 24 piece*. Hpec^aJ. per 

af4t • • • • a> • • ♦ t • • • •*• • • • • • *FyJe^^SF 

(osstaehe Oayo ana ■aaaaw Aa- 
•orted decoration*. Special, pair. 

owner aTgStlss — "Heavy nickel- 
plated; new make*. Each. IS.00 
and . * • -* •••••••••. •••.... **.7* 

— The Canadian 
Beauty; fully guaranteed. Each 
........... Ssi*e 

(Mm Tea 
■lightly Incom- 
plete; regular I 

•»; epeclal SMS 


«« Yates 
We sea U 

Large Flattera, 

white, and waits 

or gold. English; 

aprclai, each 

lie and See 

ruuii Lir.ui.ini 


Nothing Heard From- Local 
Aviator for a Month— May 
Be a Prisoner of War in 



of reducing the running expenses of the house 

F SOLVED Simple Enough 

— Order your Coal and Wood from 


Mackay & Gillespie, Ltd. 

Phone. 149 and 622 

Office, 738 Fort St. 


First Letter Received Yester- 
day From Prisoner of War in 
Germany — Having Excellent 



y* to % 

On Your Gifts 
oi .1! me Jewelry 

This will be your final opportunity to 
benefit by the sensational values this Assig- 
nee's Sale affords. 





W. H. Wilkerso 

"At the Sign of the Big Clock" 
1113— Government Street— 1113 



*w%*.23?5*: haa y et .^» be#rd 

i E £° ^* r CfflC * of Wlght-LIeut 
J F. (MacKinnon, R. P. c. who waa 

reported missing on November 28. It 

la thought that he, like other aviatora 

may turn up ai a prisoner in Ger- 
many. ^^ 

Wtth hia brather, Lieut T. J. Mac- 
Kinnon, recently returned from over- 
seas and now at Balfour Military 
Sanitarium, he enlisted In February, 
1916, in the- Mechanical Transport 
Later he transferred to the Royal 
Flying- Corpa and went to Northern 
France last Summer. He recently re- 
turned_to England and took a mus- 
ketry course. 1 

Flight-Lieut. MacKinnon before the 
war was prominent in athletics here 
particularly in connection with, the 
J. B. A. A. 

His father, Mr. M. MacKinnon, and 
two sisters. Miss Adelaide MacKin- 
non and Misa Bernadine MacKinnon, 
live at 130 Howe Street Another sis- 
ter, Mra. James Adam, also Uvea in 
Victoria. Tha youngeat member of 
the family, V. M. MacKinnon, haa 
been in France with the Canadian 
Artillery and is now in England 

Mr. and Mra. Lincoln Smith, of 42S 
Government Street, received their first 
letter yesterday from tbelr son, 
Plhxbt-Lleut Emerson L. Smith, who 
Is a prisoner of war in Germany. Mr. 
Smith la managing director of Peter 
McQuade A Son, and recently assist- 
ant manager of the C.P.R. -Victoria 
steamship Service Office. 

Fllght.-Lieut. Smith has made a 
name for himself In the flying world, 
for having been in Prance but a short 
time, he has at least seven German 
aircraft to hia credit. The letter re- 
ceived by hia parents was sent from 
"Officers Camp. Karlsruhe, Germany, 
on November .10. Parts of the letter 

' "I waa wounded in the arm and 
side and brought down on October 26. 
The wounds have practically healed 
tip, being very slight The treat- 
ments we officers receive haa been 
very fine. I cannot speak too highly 
of It. The food is good and lots of 
it It is most likely you have been 
woryjng your heads off about me 
when there was no need of It. I am 
lucky to be alive after what I came 
through on the battlefield, and as the 
German officers say, 'The fighting for 
you is through, and you are lucky 
that you received so slight a wound, 
and when peace is declared you will 
go home safely to your parentB. Those 
are the truest words any person could 
say, as it is only seeing the wounded 
In the hospital that this has really 
come home to me. 

"We are only allowed to write two 
letters a month and a postcard a 
week. The only way you can send 
parcels to me is through the Red 
Cross, and by the time you send a 
parcel I hope the war will be over. 

"By the time you get this Christ- 
mas will perhaps be over, but better 
late than never, and I wish you all a 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New 

I send my love and best wishes, and 
tell every person I am safe, and don't 
worry, for remember as an officer I 
have been treated like a prince. I 
cannot impress this upon you too 

■ i- 

roaTgMSa? P » I — °»*» • "PP* wKh 

is Week 

you can still avail yourself of the 

■ . ~. $ P ec «*l Prices 

Frank Clugaton, 1241 Broad St 

is offering on high-class Eyeglasses 
and Spectacles. 

Tourist Becomes Insane — En route 
from his home In Alberta to San 
Francisco, on a vacation trip, Louis 
Phillip Mayrand Is now confined at 
police headquarters violently Insane. 
Shortly after his arrival here he be- 
gan to act strangely, and on the ad- 
vice of a local physician, he was sent 
to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he 
remained a day or two, when he be- 
came so violent that his confinement 
at police headquarters was necessary. 
For the past three or four days he haa 
refused to eat anything, and on Fri- 
day night and early yesterday morn- 
ing he was In an especially bad con- 
dition. His relatives in Alberta have 
been communicated with, and his 
father is now en route to Victoria to 
make arrangements for his care and 



Read the Red Arrow Store's List of 

Sensible and Practical <lifts for Men 

This Fourth War-Time Christmas 

Almoat every pefson has decided to give only Uaeful gift, that men are weaving every dey. 

Our List Will Save You Time — Read It Through 

Our Fine Display of Christmas Neckwear w * ,"— • Yo » 


Every Man Likes a Pair of 
Nice Gloves 

Tan and Grey Mocha, wool 
lined. $1.75, $2.00 and *2.5© 

Tan Cape, wool lined, plain 
snap or strap fasteners; 12.50, 
S-J.75 and gS.SO 

Unlined Tan Cape, Dent's and 
H.B.K. make*. $2.00, $2.25 

Unlined and Silk-Lined Tan and 
Orev Mocha and Suede. $2.00, 
$2.50 and .93.00 

Wool Gloves, in all colors, 
knitted or snap wrists. 85c. 
$1.00 to 

•t 75c and $1 

You'll find it an extra fine dis- 
play at these popular prices. 
Large Wide-End styles, in en- 
tirely new designs, floral, 
figured and stripes. All good 
shades, 75c and fl.OO 

Handsome Novelty Neck- 
wear of Highest Quality, 
$1.25, $1.75, $2.00 

The latest creations from the 
fading style centres. Big 
Wide-End Shapes, very finely 
made; shape retaining. A 
handsome gift for any man, 
$125 to 92.00 


Hats, $5.00 

A fine assortment of the new 
shapes, in plain black or new 
popular colors. 

t at $6.00 and 


to $2.50 

Many new shapes, in the 
popular checks and fancy 
weaves. Carefully made. At- 
tractively lined. 

Secure One of These New 


— even though you have to treat 
yourself. Every new style: 
Belted models, Slip-Ons, 
Semi- Pinch-Backs. All mod- 
erately priced, $18, $20. $22.50 

to gao.oo 

A New Seat is a Good Prac- 
tical Investment 

A splendid selection of new 
models and colorings, each 
and every one of them better 
cloths. Better linings than 
any future deliveries at these 
vsame prices, $15. $18. $20 
to esn.oo 

R«*l Brace* — Practical 

Made of extra-quality webbing*, 
strong fasteners; dressey but 
ESWff* . The kind men wear. 
50c, 75c *o $1.25 

StanfiekTs and TomboU'* 
Union Suit* for Men 

— »n heavy cotton and wool gar- 
ments. • Elastic rib, form fit- 
ting, smooth seams. Start him 
enjoying real underwear com- 
fort in these popular Union 

• 1.75, fa.OO. *2.50, 93.00 

to «K.OO 

Men'* New Shirts — SOk 
Fronts and 


- a * A • 


Lest There Be Any Doubt 

in your mind as to which make of sound-reproduc* 
ing instrument will prove the most satisfactory pur- 
chase, we append a few brief facts that will prove 
conclusively that the 

Columbia Graf onola 

is, beyond question, the world V best 
medium of sound-reproduction. 

The following features are exclu- 
sive of the Columbia. If the instru- 

ment you select is not a Columbia* it 
will not have them. Without them 
you will miss the pleasure your in- 
vestment should bring. 

TONF First, last and all the time is a PERFECT reproduction of all that's' 
* V^1~II-* best i n music. Hear it and you will be convinced. 


The exclusive Columbia Tone Control 
Leaves and your choice of live different 

grades of needles gives a variety of tonal effects that other instruments cannot 

even imitate. ' *» * * 

VARIFTY OF MI KIP The Columbia Record Catalogue 

w ******* K 1 \JK lTlUaJltw i s a monster compendium of the 

world's best music, rendered by the world's best artists. In addition, you can 

play any lateral-cut record on the Grafonola'. « 

From its strong, 
smooth- r u n n i n g 
motor to its exquisitely designed exterior, the Columbia Grafonola embraces 
points of distinction and beauty that will make a powerful appeal to every 
discriminating purchaser. -»*■ . t ^ „ » 

^ ' ■ ■' ^»^^*^a*. ^^^^b>- M^BMaMSSMSgeMgSSaaSesM*-- * Sa # Sj> ST^V a % SJJ m .T a#- 

Superiority of Construction and Cabinet Design 


These are all Cabinet Instrument*, in a 
choice of wood* embracing mahogany, fumed 
oak, golden oak, satin-finished walnut and 
mission oak. 

$215 | 1 $270 

Why Pay More? 


Columbia Double-Disc Records, 85c, $1.50, $3.00 

Store Open Until 9:30 Monday Evening 


Western Canada's Largest Music House 
1121 GOVERNMENT ST. and 607 VIEW ST. 
In the New Spencer Bldg. xiao at Vancouvi 

Two poands* weight of wool, 
which gives you an idea of 
their good value; full size, 
with convertible collar. All 
good colors, $6.00 and ' 


$1.80 $1.75 $2.00 

Very smart designs; fronts are 

of silk, body of same patterns, 

but in cotton. 

Omcer.' Khaki Shirt* 

Merceri s ed Poplin and Flannel 
$2.00, $2.25, $2.50 and *3.*o 

Men's Initialed Linen 

Irish Linen, new initials — 

3 in neat box gl.OO 

3 in neat box 91.25 

3 in neat box f-l.SO 

Initialed Linen Handkerchief*, 
each, 35c and SO«> 

Irish Lawn Handkerchief a, 6 in 
nice box 51.00 

Mercerized Khaki Handker- 
chief*. Large size, each, 35«> 
Khaki Handkerchiefs, 2 for 25a* 


Soft, Warm Garments, neatly 
trimmed with .frogs ; materials 
in very nice patterns and nice 
colorings. A practical gift for 
his home comfort. Extra values 
•1.7S, »2.00. 5S.50 

For Dad 
or Brother 


614416 Yaiee Street 

Abo 126-127 Heating* St. Watt, Vi 

Here is a gift suggestion 
that is worth considering. 
Give dad or brother one of 

English Toga 

They are made by Studd & 
Millington, of London. They 
are stylish to a degree, and 
the quality of material is ex- 
ceptional. Ours is a new 
shipment of these Coats, and 
consequently wa can guaran- 
tee a perfect fit for every 
type of figure. 


Tailora to Mm 

1120 Broad Street 


Rest and Take Refresh- 
ments at 

The Tea Kettle 


Doug U. .ad Viaw 5u. 
Phona 4096 


The death occurred on Thursday, at 
&aa Juan, at Joe* Laxar. oovontoon- 
year-old son of Andrew Laaar, chief of 
the Sooko Indian Reserve. The eaakot 
wag shipped yesterday by the Thomson 
Funeral Co. The funeral will take 
at San Juan. 

The funeral of the late Ooorge Hamer 
took pUce on Friday afternoon from 
the Thomson Funeral Chapel, whore 
Rot. OUhert Cook officiated. Interment 
took pktao as Roe* Bay Cemetery. 

and CLAY'S! 

Our unrivalled selection of 
Christmas dainties will appeal 
to all who have to provide for 
the enjoyment of the approach- 
ing festivities. 

Christmas Cakes, Shortbreads 
and Sweets in insane variety 
at price* that are Indeed 
their high 





^m. ■ PHOftt 3306 

A Few Suggestions 

for Christmas 
From the Gift Simp 

Dain tuy Framed Pictures 

Boxed Gift, Wrth Verses 

50c Up 

Kodak* from $1.75* 



teis Gov't. It. Phone jsjl 


B-r «r Night 


SUNDAY, DECEM1 ER 23, 1917. 



Suggestions for 
Monday Shoppers 

Silk and Wool Sweater Sets, Cap and Scarf Sets, Crepe de 
Chine Waists, Georgette Crepe Waists, Jap Silk Waists, 
Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses and Skirts in large assortments. 

4 Store Open JJntil 9:30 o' Clock Monday Evening- 


• V. 

This Store Closed Saturday Afternoon— It Will Be 

Ladies Sample Suit House 

Telephoif? 1901 

721 Yatet Street 

"Where Style Meets Moderate Price" 




Trimmed Hats 
as Xmas Gifts 

& & $ 

Buy a beautiful Trimmed Hat {or yourself or as a Christmas 
Gift for your lady friend, j Our regular prices are always 
lower than others. The Hats in this offer are absolutely up- 
to-date in style — made of the best materials — such as velvets 
and silk plushes. You will never be able to beat our prices, 
no matter where or when you buy. For Monday we offer 

Hats Worth from 
$10 to $15 for— 


We Extend the Season's Greetings to All! 


South African Plume Shop 





Mrs. Simpson announces that she 
will hold Dances '. 

Christmas and New Year's Eva 

Hippodrome Hall 

Good orchestra. Light refresh- 
ments. Popular prices. 


Of the smart Blouses from eur line 
IwnUm of exclusive ntyles end 
you h»vo a gift that any woman 
will <• delighted to reetlvo. 
Wash "llks. extra hoary quality and 

•mart ueslrm; prices gs.18, S4.1S 

and **je. 
Stripped Mat. handsome tailor*.! 

style* la good variety; speolel 

at $TM. 

Stop and Realize 

Women! Women I How foolish 
spending all day Monday In the 
wash tab whtn the Wet Wash 
does the Whole family washing 
at the low cost of 

25 Pounds for 75c 

which Is the average site wash- 
ing. Tomorrow Is wash day, 
why not phone for our auto to 
call? WE AIM TO PLEASe. 

Economy Wet Wash 

*« 12 Bridge St, 



New Dresses 

At Moderate, "rices 
Another lot of Serge Dresses 

came in time for holiday trade. 

Our special prices on these are 
fia.gO, $13.80, $14.25, $15.50 
and $17.10. 

Silk Dreaaea, $12.50, $14.50, 

$15.50 and $17.50. 

Big Reductiona on Coats of All 

Special on Raincoats at $7.25 
and $$.75. 

The Famous* Store 

1214 Government Street 
Open Monday Until »:30 p.m. 



- I 

St. Michael's 

School for 


Oalx lay 

Premises enlarged. Limited 
number of vacancies. 

New prospectus on applica- 
tion tcr 


War Cookery 

The stiff of the Public Library has 
gone to no little trouble to prepare 
a number of leaflets containing- re- 
cipes lately published for the conser- 
vation of food or the substitution of 
dishes made of different kinds of 
flour or meal for those in general 
use. The work has boon carefully and 
neatly done and should bo a great 
beta to those who can And time to 
read or perhaps to copy the recipes 
and directions. Many magasinea and 
other sources of information have 
been utilised, and some women will 
doubtless find in these food bulletins 
a HIM tar their own guidance. A 
pair of scissors, a pot of paste and a 
few pieces of manlla paper are avail- 
able to nearly every cook. Bven 
though the taste that has In the 
Library made this piece of work at- 
tractive Is wanting, the plan could be 
copied. This Is work In which some 
patrons of the Library might afford 
.assistance by bringing la any very 
goad magasinea for housewives that 
arc no longer useful to them. 

The students of the Home Econo- 
mic* Department of the University of 
Washington arc making clothes tar 
the little French children who Tvlrag 
to destitute families. The patterns 
arc sent out by a French lady in 
charge of the American rand for 
French Soldiers. Frocks arc made of 
dark blue gingham aad all the work 
Is dona an the sewtng machine. The 
average cost is 17 cents. 

For little babies clothrng of outing 


flannel is made. The tiny garments 
are a shirt, cap, bootees, petticoat and 
klmona, all costing 58 cents. In doing 
this work the students are learning 
how to cut out Jn large quantities and 
how to conserve and co-ordinate la- 
bor as well as finding out the advan- 
tage of buying large quantities of ma- 

Graduates all over the State of 
Washington are directing little groups 
busied in a similar way. The result 
will be that many little ones in 
France will be neatly and warmly 
clad during the' cold season. 

Our National Anthem la the Church 

The National Anthem is sung every 
'Sunday in many churches throughout 
the land, either during the regular 
service or iniu.odU'Oly following it. 
In one church In London, England, it 
Is sung quietly and devotiona'ly as a 
prayer all kneeling. There may be a 
suggestion in this for some Canadian 
pastors and con * rogations. 

The earth Is full of anger. 

The seas are dark wlMi wrath. 
The nations In their harneaj 

Oe up against our path. 
Ere yet we loose the legions— 

Ere yet wc draw the blade. 
Jehovah of the thunders 

Lord Ood of Battles, aid! 

High lust and forward bearing, 

Proud heart, robeUloua brow — 
Deaf ear and soul uncaring 

Wc seek tby mercy now! 
Tho sinner that foreswore Thee. 

The fool that passed Thee by, 
Our times are known before Thee— 

Lord, grant us strength to die! 

For those who kneel beside us 

At altars not thine own, 
Who lack the lights that guide us. 

Lord, let their faith- atone! 
If wrong we did to call them 

By honor bound they cemei 
Let not Thy wrath befall them, 

But deal to us the blame. 

From panic, pride and terror. 
Revenge that knows no rein. 

Light haste and lawless . error. 
Protect us yet again. 

Cloke Thou our » undeserving, 

Make firm the shuddering breath. 

In silence and unswerving 

To taste Thy lesser death! 

•■ i 

Ah," Mary pierced with sorrow. 

Remember, reach and save 
The soul that comes tomorrow 

Before the God that. -save! 
Since each was born of woman, 

Far eaoh at utter need — 
True comrade and true foeman — 

Madonna, Intercede! 

E'en now their vanguard gathers, 

E'en now we face the fray — 
As Thou did'st help our fathers. 

Help Thou our host today! 
Fulfilled .of signs and wonders, 

Jn life, in death make clear — 
Jehovah of the Thunders, 

Lord God of Battles, hear. 

— Rudyard Kipling. 


Merely an Incident 

This is only an incident — a little 
touch of nature in the game of sol- 
diering, it happened last Christmas 
in the barracks. 

Some officer had to be on duty, and 
it fell to the lot of the youngest sub- 
altern. Early on Christmas day tho 
barracks had been practically desert- 
ed, and at supper time the youngeet 
subaltern sat alone at the table in the 
the officers' mess — even the waiters 
had gone, leaving his cold supper 
spread out for him. The snow beat 
against the windows until the glass 
trembled and rattled in its sashes. The 
mess cat licked its paws and then 
settled down for an evening's snooze. 

Fifty yards away the bugle sounded 
the supper call. 

"Oh come to the 'cookhouse door, 
boys, come to the cookhouse door." 

The youngest subaltern readjusted 
his belt and Issued forth (for does not 
the sacred law of K.R. and O. state 
that the orderly must attend all par- 
ades). This disconsolate bugler stood 
at attention as be appeared. Twelve 
solitary soldiers were grouped on the 
parade ground. 

"Tough luck, men," the officer look- 
ed at them, "first Christmas away 
from home?" 

"Tea, sir." A fair-haired, blue-eyed 
lad answered for them all. 

"Same 'here," said the subaltern, 
wistfully, and then stiffened up. "Par- 
ade 'shun — right turn — right wheel — 
quick march," and the lugubrious 
bugler blew. / 

"Oh, pick 'em up, pick 'em up, hot 
potatoes, hot potatoes.'" 

The youngest subaltern went back 
to his lonely supper — and the cat An 
hour later he was still there — his eyes 
gaslng Into space — his heart — well he 
was only a kid and was on duty 
Christmas Day, five thousand miles 
from home. He heard the twelve 
men stroll up to the recreation room 
Just outside the officers* mess, each 
man aimlessly handling some old 
magaxlne, looking for some story or 
picture that would make him forget 
his own ylston of a fireside and a 
merry crowd at the table where the 
lad who went "a-soldlerlng" used to 

"Christmas," muttered the subal- 
tern, and the Cat opened one eye and 

"Christmas," muttered the .men out- 
side, "Christmas — In the barracks." 

Then the youngest subaltern heard 
a wonderful thing. Someone had gone 
, to the piano — there had been a few 
bars played by fingers that seemed to 
caress the keys, aad then the strains 
of the famlrlar marching song came to 

"Keep the" home fires burning, for the 
hearts are yearning." 

It wasn't German music — for that 
matter it wasn't very good music, but 
the subaltern's ayes moistened, as a 
dosen voices took up the refrain, a 
little querulously at first, and then 
with a hearty Canuck roar: The or- 
derly officer get up, and leaving the 
cat and the mess he Joined the men. 
The fair haired, blue-eyed lad step- 
ped playing the piano and stood at 

"Carry on!" cried the youngest sub- 
altern, "give us some more music 
Jove, how I envy you that gift—study 

"No, sir — Just picked It up at heme, 
t suppose." a*" 

"Good work. Give us 'Keep the 
home Area burning* again. Come on. 
you chaps — let's give it with some pep 
—now. then, altogether." 

It wasn't aa geed as the Mandela* 
Sohn Choir could have done It. and 
the subaltern's coaductlng was more 
energetic than accurate, but It cased 
a lot of heart strings, and msn were 
smiling and singing with all the lusti- 
ness of full-blooded Anglo-Saxons. 
When ha left them an hoar later, the 
you n ges t subaltern was grinning like 
a now recruit, and the fair haired. 
blee-eyed her was playing, very softly 
and tenderly some little melody of the 
post— and the snow beat against the 
windows until the glass trembled and 
rattled In Its 



For Gifts 

New York Blouses Just 

m SSSK3E3I ■ ■" 

These New Blouses are typical of the latest and most 
popular styles, and at the prices quoted are excellent 
values. All the models come in Georgette Crepe, in 
white and wanted colors, and show many exceptionally 
smart and unique trimming effects. Inhere is a splen- 
did assortment at prices ranging from $6.50 to 
910.00. Boxed ready for presentation. 

Gloves That Please 



For Gifts 



Give Trefousse 

Homes Needed 

Christmas Cards, religious subjects, 

Svery reduced price*, r. L. Uayr* 
14 Government Street. 

The most appalling feature of the 
Halifax disaster is the loss of life 
and soundness among the little chil- 
dren. No one can read the accounts 
of the deaths and sufferings of the 
little ones which are appearing in 
the newspapers or received in letters 
sent to homes, without pain that Is 
almost unbearable. 

Even worse, perhaps, will be the 
fate of the young children whose par- 
ents have been killed than that of 
those who, through agony scarcely 
Imaginable, have found an entrance 
Into a new life. The baby who has 
awakehed to miss a mother's .love, the 
girl or boy who will never again feel 
a father's caress or rest under his 
protecting care — these are, indeed, 

From all directions money has been 
sent for clothing, food, shelter and 
medicine. In the future more com- 
fortable houses will arise In place of 
the old ones of the poorer quarters 
of the city, where destruction was 
worst. In other places, homes will 
be repaired or rebuilt. It is only life 
that cannot be renewed on earth. 
, Must the children then always miss 
the Joy, the tenderness, the discipline 
of home? It Is true that nothing can 
entirely replace natural affection. And 
yet, there are women to whom God 
has given mother's hearts who have 
never had children of their own. 
There are men into whose homes the 
sound cf child voices has never come 
who love the little ones. Some of 
these people are rich; almost all. In 
this happy country of ours have 
enough and to spare for the support 
of a child. 

It will net be hard to find money 
to build orphanages where all the 
homeless children In Halifax can be 
sheltered. There are good women 
'who 'can find their vocation In train- 
ing and caring for their bodily needs. 
But, great as are the benefits of such 
Institutions, they are not, and cannot 
be homes. » 

The adoption of a child Is not to 
be lightly undertaken. No little one 
ever grew up to useful manhood or 
womanhood without tender, loving 
care and wise control. Are there not 
In our own Province many husbands 
and wives who are Willing to give 
these to the children In Halifax who 
have been so suddenly and so sadly 
bereaved? This Is no small thing to 
ask. To send a cheque, be It ever so 
large Is little liv..fd In comparison 
with giving for years to come time 
and labor and" love as well as food 
and clothing and shelter. No service 
can be so great, whether to the chil- 
dren themselves or to the country, as 
that of making good homes for them. 
That those who render it will them- 
selves be greatly blessed, none can 



Trefousae French Kid Gloves, 
in oyster white, in all sizes for 
women,, at $1.85 a pair. 

Trefousae Very Fine Quality 
Kid Gloves, in pique sewn, 
with, . 3-cord heavy points; 
black, white and colors, at 
$2.50 a pair. 

Trefousae French Kid Gloves, 
in pique sewn style, with fine 
needle points, in black, white 
and colors, at $2.25 a pair. \ 

Trefousae French Kid Gloves, 
in pique sewn style, with fine 
needle points, in black, white 
and colors, $2.00 a pair. 

w Onicn 8 ••J-^oiaiC ou€u€ vHOvbb, ill ncAvy cjucinij' , i**n or imc4\.k. 
' Special, $1.85 a pair. 

Silk Sweaters 
for Gifts 

$9.75, $12.50, $15.00, 

$17.50, $25.00 to 

Open Tomorrow 


Until 9:30 

Store Closed All Day Tues- 
day and Wednesday 

Silk Hosiery for 
~ Christmas 

Fibre Silk Hose, in good 
quality, -in pink, sky, 
ivory, silver, grey, Palm 
Beach, champagne, black 
and white. $1.00 a pair j 
3 pairs boxed for $2.85. 
Superior Grade Fibre Silk 
Hose, in all the leading 
shades, as pink, sky, Palm 
Beach, green, brown, 
champagne, grey, silver, 
black and white. $1.50 
a pair; 3 pairs boxed for 

Pur e S ilk H o s e. well 
shaped. Colors include 
pink, Alice, brown, gold, 
emerald, black and white. 
$2.25 a pair ; 3 pairs 
boxed for $6.50. 


Fibre Silk Hose, rein- 
forced toes and heels, at 
$1.00 and $1.50 a pair. 

Pure Silk Hose, full fash- 
ioned, superior qualities, 
at $2.50, $3.50 and 
$4.50 a pair. 


Store Pork 

Housekeepers have, perforce, lessened 
their consumption of pork, whether 
fresh or cured. The price is prohibitive, 
except where the income of the family 
is very generous. That men and women 
who work hard feel this a real depriva- 
tion has been the experience of many. 
It is not, however, enough to save pork. 
Wherever It Is possible, the production 
should be increased. 

In the towns pigs cannot be raised, 
even If sanitary precautions did not for- 
bid It. Where there is a big garden and 
a large grass plot as well as a numerous 
family, a pig could thrive. But, In these 
days there is rarely enough left from 
the children's table In the city to feed 
a oat, much less a pig. 

The case Is otherwise In the country. 
Wests fruit, smalt potatoes. Inferior 
vegetables, the grass which In this cli- 
mate Is green many months of the year, 
will go a long way to keep a pig while 
It Is growing. Labor, In addition, is 
needed. Pood must be boiled, and the 
animal* quarters kept clean. The first 
part, at least. Is likely In these days to 
fall to the share ef the women of the 
household. Such labor, however un- 
pleasant, will bo as profitable as it Is 
useful. If the promise, recently made 
by the authorities, that feed at reason- 
able prices will be available here as 
elsewhere, the production of pork should 
become a home Industry on Vancouver 
Island. The need for ham and bacon 
will continue after tho war. Women In 
the homes here ean. if they are willing 
to work bard, do much to supply the 
borne market. 

Umbrellas Make 
Useful Gifts 

A large and 
select assort- 
ment to choose 
from, represent- 
ing the, newest 
styles and many 
fine values. 
Covers are of 
silk mixed 
Gloria and all 

Women's Black Silk Mix- 
ed Umbrellas, $3.50 and 

Women's Fine Silk Mixed 
Umbrellas, $5.00. 
Women's Black and Col- 
ored Silk Umbrellas, 

Women's Black and Fancy 
Colored Silk Umbrellas, 
$9.5V. . . 

Tea Apro.w 


,'1 .. 

Dainty and Inexpensive 
Includeeone or more of these Aprorjs oin your Christmas list. 
There are many styles to choose from,, at 25*>, 35«S 50f>, T5f>, 
$1.00 to $2.50. 


For Women 

Three in box, 25d>. 
Two in box, 30**. 
Three in box, 50*>. 
Three in box, 65**. 
Two in box, 75«>. 
Three in box, $1.00. 

For Children 
Three in box, 25f>. 
Two in box, 25**. 
Two in box, 35*>. 
Two in box, 40**. 






Very Popular Christmas 

$2.50, $3.75 $4.50 $6.56 
and $8.50. 




At equal cost, there it 
nothing that would be more 



Phone 1876 
First Floor, 


Sayward Building 
121 1 Douglas Street 

Milk. Which is already so dear that 
children are being deprived of It, Is 
about to be raised In price, it is ru- 
mored. Is it not Ume Its use in the 
form of ice cream were curtailed, if not 
stopped? It is far more Important that 
the" babies and little children should be 
properly fed than that their bit sisters 
and brothers should enjoy a treat In 
the afternoon or evening. Icecream 
lessens the supply of both sugar snd 
milk. During the winter, at least, it 
will hurt no one to do without Ice- 
cream altogether, or to use It very 
sparingly. This Is an economy that 
could bp effected by the/ glrta No* 
many elderly people boy lee-ersaen, and 
it can be kept from the children. 

It has been reported that tho purchase 
of milk for Ice-cream adds greatly to 
the profits of the dairymen, this profit 
they should be willing to forego for th*. 
nake of the children by whom milk Is 
needed to make bone aad stne«% ee well 
as flesh. Men are fighting to preserve 
a country for their children; csstnet men 
and women at borne also make sacrifices 
for their sokes? 


itching of the scalp 

Among the pussies the housewife of 
these days Is trying to solve Is why 
brown sugar shouHl be dearer thaw 
white. It Is wholesome enough, and 
most people -woeld be quite ready to 
use It if they* could get It at a reason- 
able price. So reliable sa authority aa 
Mum Mary Rahsch. ef the tJntverslty 
of Washington, advocates the conserva- 
tion of white sugar by the use of 
brown. Can Miss Ransch explain why 
sugar that Is partially refined should be 
dearer than thef which has gone 
through the whole process? This lec- 
turer on home economics vouches for 
tho following recipe ef a •^ Cae a dl s n " 
war cake, which Is taken from the 
News Letter. It may help some mot h er 
of a family to prepare a ssce and 
wholesome cake: 

"Take two cups ef brown sugar, odd 
two caps ef boiling water, one table- 
spoon of lard, one package of dark 
seeded raisins, see teaspoon cinnamon, 
half teaspoon cloves, oae teaspoon soli, 
one teaspoon vanilla. Oae tablespoon ef 
marmalade or lass Is aa haprovepasou 
Cvok tv« minute* after It starts boU- 

Everybody's Talking About This Wonderful 


Everything in the Store Is Reduced, as Well as 

25 and 10 Per Cent Cash Discount 

Prompt Service Careful Attention 

Our Store Will Be Open Evenings Until Christmas 


715 View Street Phone 134 J«*t Above Dottgia* 

ing, remove from Are and add one ta- 
blespoon soda, dissolved In a tablespoon 
of hot water. Let cool. Mix three and 
a half enps of Seer ( measured after 
sifting once) with two level teaspoons 
baking powder. Add to first mixture. 
This mixture should be quit* stiff. 
Bake la |wo shallow pans la a very 
moderate ovee for about one aad a half 
hours. If the even Is Jost right. It 
takes about three-quarters of aa hour 
for the dough to eome to the top of 
the pan. It rises a good deal In bafefng. 
Baked la muffin peas, this makes about 
St good-stsed ashes. Be sure that the 
pan la thoroughly greased and Soared 
before row sat the misters ft** Drip- 
pings should bo used for this purpose." 

It la a matvel that ee few housewtve* 
use a g reU oo oeeker. Its advantages 
are ev i l in*, aad yet the tendency to 
follow the old wagr stands Is the way 
ef Ms general as* 

There ere, ef course, hendsome sod 
expensive cookers; out any woman, with 
*■ very little ingeoelty. eea herself 
make one that is quite good. Aa apple 
sea with a partition te the middle win 
serve the par yess very welL MH the 

compartments with sweet, fresh hay 
pressed so as to form two pests, each 
large enough to hold a saucepan. Have 
ready * cover, over which you can 
place a cushion or thick pod ef some 
kind, and the tireless cooker Is reedy. 
At night any cereal can be boiled a 
little and then the dish containing It 
placed In the cooker aad covered up. 
It Is ready to dish up In the morning, 
hot and thoroughly cooked. A stew for 
dinner can. after partial cooking In the 
morning, bo treated in the sages way. 
The good housewife will think of many 
other dishes which ere salted to this 
slow met h od ef cooking. Ths busy 
mother who places a dish for luncheon 
In the tireless cooker need not Mar that 
It win be scorched while she dees her 
morning's work. It is plain, ef course, 
that there are many dishes which this 
slow method of cooking weald not suit: 
but In these days, when fhroeoi jslsts 
end many cereal* era befog aasd in 
si most all households. It should prove 
both convenient eed scoacmteel. 

Don't talk Economy, practise It; 

Bay ytnt Xmas sifts free* T. U 

Haynev* Jewelery Store, lift Govern- 
ment Street. 





Tomorrow Is Your Last Chance 

To Give Him Something Useful for Christmas 

sTw! TO RTf? GAIT <• *«» FuU Swing and You Will Benefit 
VVA £>Iij Oi\L<lLf By the Big Cut in Prices 

Startling Prices on All Lines for 
Men and Young Men 

on All 'Goods 

Extra Special Offer in Overcoats 

10 only. Men's Overcoats, in heavy tweed cloths, with reversible collar, 
the Coat for auto driving. Regularly priced at $22.50. Sale Price — 


Just - 

Here Is a List of Christmas Suggestions — 

, All Subject to 10 4o 20 Per Cent Discount 

Fancy Suspenders, j^c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 

Knitted and Fancy Silk Neck Scarfs, $2.50 to S7.00 

Silk Hose Supports, all colors, 50c to $1.00 

Suspenders Sets, $1.00 and . ./. 81.50 

Smoking Jackets and Bath Robes, $7.50 to $12.50 

Men's Plain or Initial Handkerchiefs, 25c to 75j£ 

Men's Lined or Unlined Gloves, all shades, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00. 

Men's Hats, in all the leading shapes, $3.00 to $5.00 

Men's Collar Bags, $1.25 to $3.00 

Why Not Buy Him a New Shirt— It Makes 

a Splendid Gift 

\ We jusr plac ed in stock twenty dozen Men's Shirts that we had bought 
specially for the Christmas trade. The patterns are very exclusive, and we 
are giving reductions on all lines. Values as low as 


$25 Men's Suits, Sale Price, $15 

Thirty-Five Men's Suits, in neat patterns, made of imported cloths; hand tailored, 
featuring the latest styles as well as good, staple business suits. ^^1 C AA 
Vajues up to $25.00. On sale at JsPUe \J\J 

Values to $2.50 to Go on Sale at $1.75 

This case of High-Class Neckwear includes the choicest Ties we carry. There is about twenty-five 
dozen to select from. s The silk and make are absolutely the best. £* •« mm m 

priced at $2.00 and $2.50. Sale Price wPl. / «!j 

Christmas Neckwear to Be 
Cleared at About Half Price 

Fifty Dozen Men's Beautiful Silk Neckwear, 
showing the latest designs and shapes. Values 
75c and $1.00. Christmas Special 50< 

SLOO and $1.25 Neckwear— 
Sale Price. 90c 

Sixty-Five Dozen Men's High-Class Neck- 
wear, extra well finished, and featuring some 
striking patterns. Values up to $1.25. Sale 
Price .901 

You Can Buy One of the Best Caps Made at $1.25 

Our Entire Stock of Men's Caps, in fancy tweeds, with silk linings, made in the new 
shapes. Sold regularly at $1.75, $2.00 and $2.50. ^% *% C 

oaic x rice . ..................................... vf Se m^^J 

Silk Hose, Nicely Boxed, at 50c 

Men's Silk Hose, in staple shades, full fashioned, in light and medium 
weights. Boxed ready for mailing 




Government and Yates 

. . 


Away to a- Good Lead Before 
Soldiers Get Busy— Military 
Counter-Attack Is Too Late 
— Score Two Goals to One. 


The Invincible soccer team of the 
Victoria West' dub, playing on. m»o 
abort In the absence of Copar, again 
notched a victory on their tally stick 
yesterday, when they defeated the 
Garrison by t to 1 at Work Point .a 
a muddy and puddle covered Held. 

The beat part or the game came In 
the second half, the contest growing 
more strenuous as the minute, passed 
until, when Referee Coward blew tho 
iinel signal, some of the fastest and 
hardest fought football of the Mason 

was being displayed to an excited 
ga/herlng of enthusiasts. 

within a few minutes of the start 
the Wests, playing two men abort at 
the time, mad. an unexpected attack 
on Osier. Tommy Peden bringing the 
ball through the soldiers' defence to 
the goal line, where he passed to his 
brother Johnny, tgho had taken a 
strategic position in the goal entrance, 
from which he was able to tip the 
ball Into the net. 

With wretched footing speedy work 
was out of the question, and for the 
balance of the half the play consisted 
of spells at either end of the field, the 
wet ball refused to travel under the 
impetus of hard kicks by the backs, 
and the play would stay around ono 
end until a goal kick or a penalty 
gave an opportunity for a long feeder 
to the forwards, when the Mime thing 
would be repeated at the other end 
of the field. Holmes and Hnghes for 
the Garrison had good chance, at this 
time, but the work of Peden between 
the posts was too much for them. 
The Wests* forwards found the hard- 
eat part of their task was getting 
through the defence of Lauchlatt and 
Pickett Time and again good team 
work by the Peden brother, would 

bring danger to Osier's stronghold, 
but something would go wrong at the 
critical time on every occasion, some- 
times It would be a fall when 
making the shot, but generally It was 
one of the back's with a little sand 
which he would put In the works of 
the machine. While the Garrison was 
at all times dangerous, the most of 
the pressing In this half was done by 
the Wests. 

Touch sad Oo 
^ j 

The second half opened with an at- 
tack by the Wests which kept Osier 
busy for a while, but after some min- 
utes he was given a rest while Peden 
had a chance to show what he could 
do, both men showing at this time 
that they could be relied on to save 
■II manner of hard shots. For the 
first twenty minutes most of the play 
was in the Garrison's end, though tho 
hopes of the soldiers' supporters were 
raised to a high point when Gale got 
the ball and ran it down to the pen- 
alty line, where the gunners were 
awarded a free kick. Gale took It and 
made a low shot which raised a wall 
of woe when It hit the foot of the 
right goal post. This danger roused 
the Wests to an effort to make sure 
of victory, and running the ball up to 





the other end of the field a second 
tally was rung up while Osier looked 
on at the proceedings. Sherritt taking 
a shot which hit the post and Peden 
putting It In the net on the rebound. 

Then the Garrison started out for 
blood. Attacks on the sanctuary of 
the civilians came one after the other. 
Gale was robbed of a cinch when Mc- 
Leod neatly lifted the ball right off 
his toe as he was making a shot In 
the goal entrance; a few moments 
later Holmes passed across the goal 
mouth to Prankish, whose fine shot 
was stopped from scoring by a bit of 
acrobatics by Goalie Peden, but the 
soldiers would not he denied and 
their tally came five minutes before 
the close, when Buxton came to the 
rescue of Prankish after Peden had 
defeated his attack, and placed the 
ball in the net while a tangle of play- 
ers of both teams surrounded the 
Wests' custodian. 

For the rest of the game the Gar- 
rison did all the attacking and only 
the blowing of the whistle stopped 
them from equalizing, for the ball was 
coming at Peden from all angles. 

The teams were: 

Garrison — Ooal, Osier; backs. 
Lauchlan and Pickett; halves. White. 
Lynn and Boyd: forwards. Holmes, 
Hughes. Gale, Prankish and Buxton. 

Victoria Wests— Goal. B. Peden; 
backs, McLeod and White: halves, 
Shakespeare. McKinnon and Allen; 
forwards. Petticrew. T. Peden, J. 
Peden and Sherritt 

Referee— H. A. Ooward. 


MONTREAL. Dec. M John Taylor, 

founder of the firm of Taylor aad Ar- 
nold. Limited, general railway supplies, 
died Wednesday at the residence et his 
son-in-law, Thomas Arnold. In West- 
mount. He was born In Ayr. Scotland. 
He came to O saasa ta HIT and had re- 
sided In title city ever sums. He era. 
one of the organisers of the Royal 
Montreal Getf Cl»i» in H7i. and was 
the first captain and geld medallist aad 
•n« of the beet known golfers In Canada. 



a nannrntf tottm? a* 

Beacon Hill Ground Was in 
Good Shape Despite the 
Weather—Two Goals All the 
Final Result. 

After a rather tame start, the soc- 
cer game, which resulted In a 2-S tie 
between the E.M.C.H. and the V.I.A.A. 
•t Beacon Hill yesterday developed In- 
to . feat and exciting encounter. The 
ground. In spite of the previous day's 
rain and snow, was In excellent condi- 
tion when the returned soldiers kicked 
Off at 2:40 p.m. 

Both sides had changes, Townaend, 
who usually plays centre forward for 
the Fragment*, played at fullback In 
place of McAdam. The V.I.A.A. sub- 
stituted Allle McGregor for H. Moul- 
ton on the half back line, and It can- 
not be aald that this change was Jus- 
tified, as McGregor did net play in 
anything like the form that Moulton 
usually does. 

The Returned Soldiers were the 
first to attack, and for the first 
twenty minutes of the game there was 
only one team In it. and that certainly 
not tho V.I.A-A. A free-kick against 
Ferris for hands looked dangerous, 
but the returned men did not improve 
their opportunity. Offside spoilt 
several good openings for the B.M. 
C.H. Slnglehurst put In a fine shot 
which was well saved by Jelliman. 
Subsequently Bloom got .possession of 
the ball, but was ruled offside Just as 
he shot The same player immediate- 
ly afterwards put In a fine centre, but 
Tipper placed the ball wide of the 
goal. The returned men continued to 
press, and after about 20 minutes' 
play the first goal of the match came 
from the foot of Tipper, who was 
playing a stellar game for the Frag- 

Further attacks by the soldiers re- 
sulted In Slnglehurst scoring from a 
pass by Tipper, whilst the.V. I. Ai-A^ 
defence men were loudly clamoring for 
offside. Play was new confined to mid- 
field for a while. Alcock secured pos- 
session for a civilians and had an easy 
chance to score, but be ballooned the 
ball, which went over the bar. Pitts 
and Kroeger in rapid succession had 
hard luck with splendid shots. Knight 
had a try to score for the V. I. A. A., 
but did not avail himself of the oppor- 
tunity presented by an almost open 
goal. Shortly afterwards, Daniels put 
in one of the best shots of the game, 
but McMinn was on the Job and pre- 
vented what seemed a certain score. 
Too Much Individualism 
At this stage of the game the v. I. 
A. A. were relying too much on indi- 
vidual work, in sharp contrast to tho 
smart combination of their opponents, 
»nd it was not surprising that under 
these circumstances the returned sol- 
diers had the best of the argument 
Daniels at length broke away for the 
V. I. A. A. and was unlucky with sev- 
eral shots. Play veere&fcte* the other 
end of the field and Sou thin put in a 
storming shot which was nicely saved 
by jelliman. After this shot had been 
cleared, Daniels fastened on to the ball 
and finished a fine run with an equally 
good shot. McMlnn fumbled the ball, 
and before he could recover himself 
Knight had It in the net. It was a 
well earned point The score at half- 
time was 8-1 in favor of the E. M. C. H., 
and it must in all fairness be said that 
the returned men fully deserved their 
lead, the only wonder being that It was 
not larger. 

The fragments were the first to 
attack upon play being resumed. Here- 
abouts McGregor was very weak, and 
Moulton was badly missed from the 
V. I. A. A. line-up. Soutbln was play- 
ing a splendid game for the returned 
soldiers, his placing of corners and his 
fine centres being quite a feature. After 
a fine piece of combination on the part 
of the fragments' forwards. Brown 
conceded a corner, which was finely 
placed by Southln, and, in attempting 
to clear. Baker nearly headed the ball 
past his own keeper, the sphere Just 
grazing the crossbar and going out for 
another corner. The second corner, 
however, was not improved upon. 
T. L A. A, Baek Up 
V. I. A. A. now began to have more 
of the game; and Daniels, who had 
been playing consistent football through- 
out the game, had a fine shot, luckily 
charged down. McGregor was guilty of 
several pieces of rough play about this 
time, which would have merited more 
than a censure had the referee been in 
a position to notice them. Ferris shot 
wide following a free-kick for hands 
against Pitts % Lomas put across a good 
centre, but there was no forward up to 
take advantage of it Ferris conceded 
a corner, but nothing resulted. Scott 
missed an open goal. Tipper put In an 
excellent shot, which wss magnificently 
raved by Jelliman. Daniels should have 
equalized the score when the E. M. C. H. 
backs mlsa kicked, but he was a trifle 
slow In seising the opportunity. Mc- 
Gregor shot over the bar when well 
placed. Lomas took s corner kick but 
placed the ball behind. Following a 
corner, Pitts was not far off the mark 
with a good shot. Several of the play- 
ers began to lose their temper, which 
did not Improve the gam. from a spec- 
tacular point of view, 

V. I. A. A. were now playing up well 
and seemed to be wearing their op- 
ponents down, and, after a series of 
attacks, Scott equalised for them after 
McMinn had made a good save. This 
equalising goal seemed to put more vim 
Into the fragments and both sides went 
at it hammer and tongues, both goals 
being visited In turn. The E. M. C. H. 
made a great effort to get a winning 
goal, but were not successful, play be- 
ing In mldfleld when the whlstls 
sounded for full time, with the result 
a tie of two goals each. 

Mr. Payne handled a very difficult 
game In a very Impartial manner, gome 
of the spectators would do well to re- 
member that there Is only mm referee 
appointed to each match aad that his 
decisions are final. 
The teams lined ap as follows: 
E. If. C. H— McMinn. Townsend. 
Oomm. Bowers. Pitta, Moneur. Southln. 
Tipper. Slnglehurst, Bloom and Kroeg*r. 
V. I. a. A — Jelliman, Brown. Elliott. 
Hay, Ferris. McGregor, Alcock, Knight. 
Daniels, Stott, Lomas. 
Referee — P. C. Payne. 

REGIVA. Dee. 37— First notices 
to report far s en lse under 
Military flervtce Act are bring sent from 
the central registrar's entoe her. today. 
The seen wit] be called as feet as they 
i handled by the nrilrtnry 
transportation end subsist 
having te he arranged far all men from 
outside aetata. 

Useful Xmas Gifts 

W«go«s, made extra strong. Each. 

»8.50, S6.50, $4.50 and $3.75 

Sktft*. Each, $3.75, $3.00, $2.50, 

$1.50, $1.25 and 75c 

W h es IUr rowa. Each, $2.75, $1.40, 

$1.25, 75c and ........50c 

Football, lor Boys, Each, $2.00, $1.75 and .$1.50 

BaJf-Benarinc Roller Skate*. Per pair $3.50 

Air Gone. Each, $1.90, $3.25 and , .45.00 

Fuhmf Rod*, ranging in prices from $20.00 to $1.25 

Flaking BsshiN Each, $4.25, $3.50, $2.50 and $1.75 

Also a complete stock of Golf, Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis, 
Cricket and Football Supplies. 

Don't Forget to Visit Our Toy Department 
Abo Our Cutlery Department 


1321 Government St I Phone 817 

Billiard Parlors 

Billiards, 40c Per Hour 
Snooker, 15c, 2 Player. 

f. Evsry Extra Cue 

11 English and 19 Pocket 
Tables. "If you know a bet- 
ter 'ole, go to it, Bill." 



PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22.— More 
than $7,000 was raised here last night 
at the Philadelphia sporting editors' 
boxing benefit to aid the national 
smoke fund for soldiers and sailors. 
There were nine boxing bouts. In 
which three world's champions made 
their appearance. They were Mike 
O'Dowd. middleweight; Benny Leon- 
ard, lightweight, and Pete Hermann, 

The results were: Battling Murray 
defeated Battling Leonard, Prankle 
Conway defeated George Christian, 
Benny Leonard defeated Fred Kelly, 
Johnny Tillman defeated Billy Ralph, 
Pete Hermann and Oussle Lewis drew, 
Little Bear defeated Young Buck 
Fleming, Red Doland and Paul Boyle 
drew, Mike O'Dowd defeated Joe 

Empress ita! BiUard Rood 

Equipment Unexcelled 

English, American and Pocket 





NEW TORK. Dec. 22.— In all 
probability the day is not far distant 
when there will be a seniors' golf aa- 
soclation In Canada, patterned some- 
what along the lines of the locat or- 
ganisation. At aU events they have 
been talking that way in the Domin- 
ion, even to discussing the probable 
age limit, the suggestion being made 
that because of the comparatively re- 
stricted field 50 years might b© bet- 
ter than 05. th. minimum hare. Al- 
ready there haa been some corre- 
spondence between those interested in 
forming a Canadian association, and 
Frank Prasbrey. the well known Apa- 
wamls golfer, who accomplished such 
able work as chairman of the tourna- 
ment committee of the body which 
holds Its annual reunions at Rye. 


Lesser ratrlrk and Be. MePassId Mar 
Oe te te Pertlead 

SBAfTLE. Wash.. Dec. 22.— Spo- 
kane ha. been dropped from the 
Northwest Hockey Association. Les- 
ter Patrick and Ran McDonald, two of 
the best players In the Northwest, 
may com, to Seattle to bolster up 

Balmoral Hotel 

Douglas Street 

Wanted— People of Victoria and 
Island points to know that the Bal- 
moral Hotel is now under new 

Winter rates for rooms. Cafa 
in connection. Motors meet all 
trains and boats. Centrally located 
and homelike. 

E. HAYHOW. Prop. 

TeL 37*0 

th. Metropolitans In their pennant 

Also Pete Muldoon, pilot of the 
Metropolitans, may leave Seattle to 
return to Portland aa manager of the 
Rose Buds. 

Muldoon's leaving Is dependent 
upon the coming of Patrick, It la 
said. The popular Pete is rated one 
of the best men In the game, and 
should he leave Seattle, fans will re- 
gret hla passing. Patrick is one of 
the f.w men who could console 
Seattle fans for Muldoon'a loan. 

Patrick managed the Spokane team 
laat season and la a brainy leader. 
Someone must be put In charge of 
the Portland team, which right now 
Is working -without a leader. Presi- 
dent Bryan, of th. Portland rink, 
haa been handling the preliminaries 
for that organisation. 


The California-Utah Laagus — that's 
what they're calltsjt the Coast organ- 
isation, now that Portland' is a member 
ef the Northwestern League. 

With all of the teams hut Salt Lake 
City In California the Southern organ- 
ization certainly has no right to the 
title of Coast League. The Northwest- 
ern is much mere entitled to be known 
as the jCoast League, as the leagu" 
takes In cities from three states and 
British Columbia. It Is certain that 
with Portland In the Northern circuit. 
the Northwestern has a much • brighter 
future than the Coast, and when th« 
war Is over followers of baseball in 
tls section expect to see this league 
have an equal, If not higher, rating than 
the former "Coast" League. 

Of course, the Coast will still be 
called the Coast League, and the North- 
western the Northwestern; hut unless 
the two leagues ara merged Into one 
after the war, the circuit at this end 
of the Coast will be known as the big 
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Three Points to Nil Was Score 
Against V.I.A.A. in Yester- 
day's Ru$>y. Match at Ath- 
letic Park. 

Tb« Vancouver Island Athletic As- 
sociation* Rugby team m somewhat 
lucky in holding the B.C. University 
fifteen to a aoore of three point* to nil 
at the Royal Athletic Park yeaterday 
afternoon where the match was played 
for the benefit of the Halifax Relief Fund. 

On a field which waa worse than slop- 
py, with the water standing on It in 
several places, the lighter 'Varsity players 
had the worst of the handicap, but 
the superiority of their team work in 
toth forward and back divisions made 
them the aggressors for the greater part 
of the game. The local team bad a number 
of old hand* playing and. they did fairly 
well Individually but the team as a whole 
lacked cohesion, the usual fault of a 
scratch fifteen. 

Their weight in the scrum helped them 
from a defensive point of view mostly, 
as the Varsity forwards were better at 
getting the ball out to their backs, and 
when the V.I.A.A. backs did get the ball 
they were not able to make the best of 
their opportunities. 

The worst fault of the "Varsity three- 
quarters waa their tendency to pass for- 
ward. They figured In a number of good 
passing rallies and runs, but lost many a 
a good opportunity of scoring by a pass 
forward. They handled the ball well 
in spite of the mud and played with a 
good knowledge of the game. The kicking 
on both sides was distinctly good consider- 
ing the state of the ground and ball. 

Wlnsby, playing forward for the V.I. 
A. A.,, played an excellent game; he was 
always on the ball and set the rest of the 
pack a fine example In "following up." 
He also gained a lot of ground on several 
occasions with good long kicks. Tucker 
at full back was sound, though inclined 
to wait for the ball and take It on the 
bounce Instead of running to catch it 

Lt. McDonald showed up well on the 
three-ejnarter line. Grubb did a lot or 
hard work at half, the other half, Lt. 
l,t. 'Rdbinaon also showing up well. 
Liaebam. who played five-eighths, la 
a youngster who shows promise of devel- 
oping Into a Rugby player, at present 
lacking experience and a- thorough know- 
ledge of the game. He made some good 
runs but at times was at a loss to know 
what to do with the ball. 

'Varsity Take Offensive 

The University men kicked off with 
the alight slope in their favor, the ball 
being brought back for a scrum at the 
centre line. After a few scrums In mid- 
field the V.I.A.A. were the first to look 
dangerous, the forwards working the 
ball Into the Vanity twenty-five, and an 
opening was afforded when one of the 
Varsity backs tried to dribble Instead of 
picking up. A good punt, however, 
relieved the pressure, and a useful run 
by the visiting backs took the ball back 
to the centre of the field, a series of for- 
ward rushes taking lt down to the 
V.I.A.A. twenty-five. Tucker was there 
and relieved with a good. kick, but shortly 
after was forced to touch down. 

The Varsity team speedily had the 
ball back In their opponents' territory 
nfter the kick out, ana a V.I.A.A. man, 
running back In front of bis own goal. 
waa pulled down In dangerous proximity, 
but the defence held. The Varsity was 
showing far the better team work and 
keeping the V.I.A-A. on the defensive. 
Wlnsby kicked forward into the hands 
of the Varsity full-back, who tried a 
drop at goal without effect, and a free- 
kick for the V.I.A.A. shortly after 
brought the ball into the Varsity half 
for the first time for a considerable 
while. Good work by the visiting backs 
brought it back into the V.I.A.A. twenty- 
five, and a nice run started by Morrison 
was responsible for a try by their wing 
three-quarter. The kick at goal failed. 

This proved to be the only score of 
the match. Play was even for the re- 
mainder of the first half and the ball was 
In the Varsity twenty-five when the 
whistle blew for half-time after some good 
work by Wlnsby and Grubb. 

After the Interval play was soon in the 
V. I.A.A. territory and the ball remained 
there for a considerable period before 
the home team managed to get It away. 


Fannie Durack. the crack Austra- 
lian lady swimmer, holder of all 
world's records from SO yards to a 
mile, will be seen In Victoria next 
Summer when the P. N. A. swim- 
ming championships are held here. 
' W. ' H. Davles made this positive 
statement to The Colonist last 
night With her wlU be lfina 
Wylie, another Australian star, who 
holds the world's championship for 
ladles for 100 yards breast stroke. 
The local sports- promoter has re- 
ceived definite assurance that these 
girls will appear here from Bill 
Unmade, vice-president of the Pa- 
cific Coaat Swimming Association, 
who represents the Australian 
Swimming Association In the ar- 
rangements for their tour on this 

Mr. Davles also hopes to be able 
to bring here several lady cham- 
pions from San Francisco to com- 
pete against the Australian stars. 


Overwhelm Local High School 
Rugby Team by Score of 20 
Points to foil Yesterday 

Llneham showed up well In a good run, 
but was unable to get rid of the ball 
before being tackled. The Varsity three- 
quarters figured in a fine passing run. the 
best of the day, which gained a lot of 
ground, and a good kick by Morrison took 
the ball within five yards of the V.I.A.A. 

Good Forward Play 

Twice a Varnity player took It over 
only to be brought back for a scrum 
five yards out, but the pressure was 
relieved when Boyd led his pack in the 
best forward rush of the day down to 
mid-field. The V.I.A.A. forwards were 
getting the ball out better and the V.I.A.A. 
had at least one good chance to equalise 
when the ball was dribbled down close to 
the Varsity line but tho three-quarters 
were unequal to the occasion and more 
than one opportunity was lost by a 
fumbled pass. The ball was worked back 
to the V.I.A.A. end and a rush by the 
Varsity took it over the line, but it was 
brought back for "forward." The 
Varsity boys were unlucky in not scoring 
again shortly before the final shlstle. 
— Mr. WT. H. Spalding handled tho whis- 
tle, proving a strict but impartial referee, 
and the teams were as follows: — 

B.C. University. — Full back, Crann; 
three-quarters, Hunter, Lord, Morrison 
and BuIIard; five-eighth, McLellan; 
halves, Brown and Jardine; forwards, 
DePencler, Gross, Gourley, Hutchison, 
Buscombe, James and Meekison. 

V.I.A.A. — Full-back, Gnr. Tucker; 
three-quarters, Ernie Worth, Lieut. Mc- 
Donald, Gnr. Noble and W. James; 
half-backs, Grubb and Lieut. Robertson; 
five-eighth, Llneham ; forwards, Cpi. Boyd 
(capt.), Fletcher, Harvey, Gnr. Loat, 
Gnr. Lynch, Sergt. Watson and T. 


President Rickey Hmjm Wild Bill Donovan 

WlU Mot Kaaae-e St. Louis 


ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22. — The report 
that Wild BUI Donovan is to come 
here as manager of the St. Louis Na- 
tionals waa denied laat night by Presi- 
dent Rickey of that club. 

A conference between Miller Hug- 
gins, manager of the New York Am- 
ericans, and Business Manager Quinn, 
of the St. Louis Americans, over the 
transfer of Second-baseman Pratt of 
the Browns to the Yankees, was with- 
out result. Hugglns is known to have 
made offers of several players for 
Pratt, but all have been rejected by 
Quinn and President Ball, of the 


NEW YORK. Dec. 22. — It took 
jWladek Zbyszko of Poland just fifteen 
seconds to throw Fred PUakoff, of 
Finland, in the International catch-as- 
catch-can wrestling tournament Here 
last night. The quick fall was scored 
with a body scissors and wrist lock. 
Dr. B. F. Roller, of Seattle, defeated 
John Heracle, of Wilmington, Del., 
13:12, with a half -nelson and crotch 

King George, 1 goal, 6 tries (twenty 
points); Victoria; nothing. > 

When the Victoria High School lined 
up at Brockton Point this afternoon tall, 
strong lads, greatly outweighing King 
George, they promised to be formidable 
contenders for the Thompson Cup. em- 
blematic of the High School Rugby 
championship. Their looks belled them. 
They were wanting In speed, and King 
George chased them off their feet. Hav- 
ing already disposed of King Edward 
High school, which had held the silver- 
ware for years, the easy victory of 
King George gives them possession of 
the championship for the first time In 
the history of the school. 

An admirable brand of Rugby was 
exhibited by King George. The game 
was full of free open movements, 
rounds of beautiful passing and hard 
fought scrimmages, which make Rugby 
at Its be«t bo spectacular. The ground 
was In fine condition, and conditions 
were all in favor of an open game. 

King George turned every faulty play 
by Victoria to advantage. They were 
always t ast . on the ball, and it was 
fast following up which led to the first 
score. A run down by the left wing 
carried play to the corner flag, and, on 
the line-out. Peteraon captured the ball 
and forced his way over. After missing 
a kick for goal from a favorable posi- 
tion, a forward threw the ball out in 
a loose rush and Rice dashed over al- 
most under the posts, but the kick for 
goal failed. Victoria's kick-out was well 
returned, and again, from the line-out, 
Victoria failed to mark their men and 
Peterson dashed over with a twenty- 
yard run. Thus were King George's 
nine points tip before the game was 
many minutes old, but the Victoria de- 
fence held until half time, 
victoria Outplayed 

In the second half Victoria was kept 
continually defending their lines. The 
King George half dashed over from a 
Hcrum but wax held Up and unable to 
ground tho ball. The ball came away 
from a subsequent scrum and went to 
Harvey and Itice, and then a long pass 
out to the wing enabled Slmpton to 
start the opposition and cross over for 
the fourth try. The kick for goal 
failed, and this left King George 12 
points up. 

Braced up against their own lines as 
they were, Victoria was having a hard 
time. Toft was fed the ball, and, when 
Victorias were expecting a pass out, 
broke in and scored under the posts. 
Harvey added the extra two points with 
the kick. The play again swept against 
the Victoria line and Peterson dashed 
over. This being the third try for that 
player, a forward at that, shows how 
largely he was figuring in all the at- 
tacks and his ability to handle the 

McNlven, who had played splendidly 
at full back in the first period, oper- 
ated on the wing during part of this 
half and looked like capping another 
beautiful passing movement by dashing 
over, but he was brought down just 
outside the line, and, though he 
squirmed his way over, the referee 
properly ruled that he had been held 
and ordered the necessary scrum. 

The line-up: 

King George — Fullback. McNlven; 
three-quarters, K. Hunter, Harvey, Rice, 
C. Simpson; halves. Softs and Halltsy; 
five-eighths, Goodman; forwards, Peter- 
eon, Hatch, Cott, McArdle, Freeman, 
McPherson and Simpson. 

Victoria High School— Fullback, Grav- 
lin; three-quarters, G. Wallls, Copas, 
Forbes, A. Lewis and Chadwlck; halves, 
Balnbridge and F. Lewis; forwards, 
Claude Campbell, Macdonald, Mlddleton, 
Naden, Heaney, E. Mery and Colin 

Referee — Victor Warren. 



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OTTAWA, Doc. 13.— Wor* waa re- 
ceived in Ottawa today of tho death 
In France of Eddie Roberta, a well- 
known Ottawa, lacrosse and hookey 
player. He waa killed in the fighting 
on November lt. Roberts went over- 
seas with the 207th and was trans- 
ferred to a machine gun squad. He 
waa a brother of Dr. Gordon Roberts 
and Dr. leuirter Roberta, of Montreal, 
Ottawa and McGill athletes. 


MONTREAL, Dec St.— Frank Calder 
announces the following list of National 
Hockey League officials: 

Referees for Toronto— Major Lou 
Marsh and Sergt. Steve Valr. 

For Ottawa — Harvey Pulford and W. 

For Montreal — Lieut Tom Melville 
and Jack Marshall. 


Coast League Stars Pfay on 
Behalf of Returned Soldiers' 
Club at Vancouver— Some 
Thrilling Play. 

VANCOUVER. Dec. 22. — Ten or 
twelve hundred hockey fans heard 
the rhythmic swish of steel skates on 
ice and the familiar "sip" of the puck 
for the lirst time this season last 
night when two squads of profes- 
sionals, drawn from all the teams in 
the Coast league, mingled on behalf 
of the local Returned Soldiers' Club. 
The team captained by Si Grlffla and 
called the Vancouvers, defeated the 
Terminals by nine goals to eight. The 
puck chasers have been putting in 
quite a lot of practice and it was 
something better than a mere work- 
out that the fans and fanettes saw. 
The opening period was fairly fast, 
and the second sluggish, but the flnal 
was a real thriller, full of snappy 
moments, lightning rushes and plenty 
of goals. 

The scorers were: First period — 
Morris from Jewell, for the Termin- 
als; Toylar. Moynes (twice) and 
Shore for the Vancouvers. Second 
period — McKay and Taylor. Vancou- 
ver; Patrick from McDonald and Mc- 
Donald. Terminals. Third period — 
Moynes from Taylor; Whalen. Taylor, 
Vancouver; Morris, and Morris-Mc- 
Donald, McDonald, Morris. • • • 

The teams: 

Vancouver — Lehman, goal; Grlffls, 
Cook, defence; McKay, rover; Taylor, 
centre; Moynes and Shore, wings. 

Terminals — Irving, goal; Patrick, 
Rickey, defence: Morris, rover; 
Jewell, centre; McDonald and Riley, 



CHICAGO. Dec. 22. — The commit- 
tee, consisting of B. B. Johnson, 
president of the American League, 
and August Herrmann, chairman of 
the national commission, appointed 
at the recent conference here of the 
club-owners of the major leagues, to 
revise the system of dividing the re- 
ceipts of the world's series among the 
players each year, today are working 
on two tentative plana. 

One plan, said to be favored by 
Johnson, would allow only the teams 
finishing in the first division to share 
in the receipts, the amount to be fixed 
by the position in which they finish- 
ed. The other, said to have been 
suggested by Herrmann, would divide 
the players' share of the money 
among the first seven teams, leaving 
only the tall-enders without a por- 
tion' of the big stake. 

Whether either of the proposed 
plans will be approved or whether the 
old system of permitting only the two 
teams engaging in the series to have 
a share will remain in force, must be 
determined by further conferences, It 
was said. 



VANCOUVER, B.G. Deo. 22.— The 
circumstances surrounding the death 
of the late Lieut- "Jimmy" Hewitt, 
former sporting editor of the 
Province, are particularly sad. 

Official details regarding hla death 
at Paaschendaele on the evening of 
November 11 were received this week 
by hla wife from LieuC-CoL Pllaon, 
who writes that "Jimmy* had gallant- 
ly led his. men to the attack and 
urged them to victory after, he waa 

"It waa while he waa being evacu- 
ated that he waa instantly killed by a 
high explosive shell." states Lieut. - 
Col. Pllaon. "Three other gallant of- 
ficers were being evacuated with 'Jim- 
my.' and all tour were killed by the 
same shell." | It Is not definitely 
known whether the wounded officers 
were carried away from the firing line 
by stretcher bearers when killed. 

Lieut. -Col. Pllaon pays splendid 
tribute to the late "Jimmy" Hewitt, 
and states that though he waa only 
with the battalion for a ahort period 
"he waa a man." 

The colonel also wrltea that Jimmy 
never hesitated or flinched when or- 
dered to the line and gallantly led his 
men to the attack. 



Tm-vear-oiil daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
C, W. Bradshaw, Albany Road, la «hof- 
ln« her patAotUm In a very substantial 
manner, having knitted to data, eleven 
pairs of socks for the soldiers at the' front. 
These have been forwarded through the 
local Red Cross Society to the head- 
quarters overseas. 

DETROIT, Dec. 22. — Walker Coch- 
rane, of Chicago, last night Won an 
1,800-pound 18.2 balk- line billiard 
match from Ora Morningstar of this 
city, 1.800 to 1,767, after 'Morning- 
star had made an unsuccessful effort 
to come from behind in the final 
block. Needing 185 to win, Morning- 
star missed after running off 152 In 
his eighth Inning and Cochrane then 
ran his total to 1,800 with a run of 


Sportsmen are reminded that the 
Esquimau Gun Club is holding Its 
Christmas turkey shoot this morning 
nt the club's traps, on Admiral'* Road. 
Shooting starts at 10 o'clock. All 
sportsmen arc welcome to take part 
and ammunition Is obtainable on the 


Grilse fishing continues to be at Its 
best In Saanlch Arm, and lt Is ex- 
pected that there will be a lot of fish- 
ermen out today If the weather Is at 
all favorafile. One angler took 48 
grilse one day this week In Mackenzie 
Bay, which would go to show that the 
fish are working further up the Arm. 


New York. Dec. 22.— Wladek Zbys- 
xko, of Poland, won the world's catch- 
as-catch-can wrestling championship 
In the International tournament to- 
night by throwing Ed. "Btrangler" 
Lewis, of Lexington, Ky., in one hour 
47 minutes and 37 seconds, with a 
body and scissors hold. 

The contest was a gruelling one. 
Seven times one or the other waa 
close to a fell end each time a toe- 
hold was used. The end came when 
Lewis, who waa paying more atten- 
tion to hla seconds than to his oppo- 
nent, was downed with a flying fall. 
Zzyszko then forced Lewis' shoulders 
on the mat. 

BOSTON. Mass.. Dec. 22. — Plana for 
a series of exhibition baseball games 
between the Boston Nationals and the 
New Tork Americana to be played on 
their way home from southern train- 
ing camps In April were announced 
today by Walter E. Hapgood. business 
manager of the local club. The Boa- 
ton team will train at Miami. Fla.. 
and the New Tork players at Macon, 


PROVIDENCE R.I.. Dec. 22.— Joe 
Lynch, of New Tork, won a decision 
over Pal Moore, of Memphis, in the 
twelve-round main boot here laat 

No Bonus for Grover 

NEW YORK. Dec. 22. — Grover 
Alexander, former star pitcher, for 
the Philadelphia Nationals, recently 
sold to the Chicago Nationals with 
Catcher Kill tier for $50,000. will re- 
ceive no part of the purchase money, 
according to President William Baker, 
of the Philadelphia club. "If Alex- 
ander wants any bonus he must look 
to it from President Weeghman, of 
Chicago," said Baker here tonight. 
"I see no reason why we ahould turn 
any of the money received for Alex- 
ander over to that player." 

FIT AND WKI.L— Order with your grs- 


North Ward School, under . the 
princlpalship of Mr. J. M. Campbell, 
closed for the holidays on Friday 
morning, at 10; 30 o'clock,- when the 
pupils were assembled in the audi- 
torium of the school, where Christmas 
carols were sung under the leadership 
of Mr. H. J. Pollairdi supervisor of 
singing. In one of the carols the solo 
-was beautifully taken by Miss Ede, 
a member of the teaching staff of tho 

The Rev. F. A. P. Chndwtok- -ad- 
dressed the pupils on the significance 
of Christmas. The address waa most 
Interesting and appropriate, and was 
listened to very . attentively by the 

On Wednesday evening a ■ school 
concert was held a.t-8 o'clock. .The 
assembly hall of the school was filled 
to capacity, and every item on the 
programme was thoroughly enjoyed. 

The gold watch won by Master 
Orion M c.Gary, in the recent drawing 
competition, was presented by Mr. W. 
H. M. May, Provincial Inspector of 
Schools. The proceeds of the concert 
were S88. This sum will be used in 
the patriotic enterprises of the school. 
During the week previous to the close 
of school the pupils and teachers con- 
tributed . $«5 to the Halifax Relief 
Fund. * f* 



Elaborate Launching Cere- 
monies Go by the • Board-*- 
Everything Sacrificed to 

_ s 


The grim necessity of getting into 
the water aa much tonnage aa pos- 
sible in the least possible time to beat,' 
the German U-boat Is now over- 
shadowing all else at the Victoria 
shipyards. When Hull No. 1 for the 
Imperial Munitions Board glides lato 
the Inner Harbor from the Founda- 
tion Company slip next Thursday 
there will be no accompanying- cero- 
mony — not even the traditional cham- 
pagne. War and prohibition have as- 
serted themselves. Ship launching* 
have ceased to be * novelty to Vic- 
toria, and the one and only concern 
of the shipbuilders from now on will 
be to speed up production, and to cut 
out all the frills In the process. 
Only Shafting Needed 

While it is not yet absolutely cer- 
tain that Hull No. 1 will be ready 
for the water by Thursday on account 
of delay In receiving the shafting, it 
is expected that the date will stand. 
The ship has been completely 
planked, caulked and cemented , and 
the flnal coat of paint Is now. several 
days old. But whether the launching 
takes place on Thursday or at some 
later time. It Is pretty certain that 
there will be an entire abseyice of 
ceremony about it. It will be u typi- 
cal war-time launching, and the pre- 
decessor of many more of th^e saNhe 
kind In the near future. 

Will Bear Indian Names 

It Is - now practical}' deoided to 
adopt Mr. H. B. Thomson's sugges- 
tion, through the Board of Trade, re- 
garding the naming of the British 
Colombia-built schooners. It Is pro- 
bable that nearly all of the twenty- 
seven wooden ships being built here* 
and on the Mainland to the order of 
the Imperial Munitions Board will 
bear typical Indian names, so that 
they will be distinctive throughout the 
seven seas. 

.lames Island Patriotic Fund 

The sum collected from the em- 
ployees of the Canadian Explosives. 
Limited, works, James Island, for the 
month ending November 25 amounted 
to 1486.60, which has been distributed 
aa follows: Patriotic Aid Society. 
$100; Red Cross 8oclety, 1150; Pris- 
oners of War Relief Fund, $169.95; 
Belgian Relief Society. $66.65. 

For the Holiday Trade 

we show not only a full line of Christmas Shoes and Slippers, but a full line of 
distinctive Footwear for all occasions. Our store will be open until 10 p.m. 
tomorrow, making one full shopping day before Christmas. 

Give the Kiddies 
"So-Cosy" Shoes 

No better Shoes for chil- 
dren. Made in button, lace 
and ankle strap styles. 

Straps, 4-7V 2 $2.50 

Bool*, 4-7'/. $3.50 

Straps, 8-10*4 $3.50 

Boots, 8-loy* $4.00 

Suggestions in Women's 
Pumps for Evening Wear 

Smart Pump styles, with 
light turned soles, full Louis 
XV. heels. Materials, cloth 
of silver, white kid, fine 
black kid, patent kid. 

Women'* Black Kid Boots 
at $6.00 

Lace or button, in high 
top pattern, with leather 
Louis heel. 
A Special for Boy* at $3.00 

A calf blucher with good 
weight sole, on neat last. 

Sizes 1-5 at $3.00 

Sizes 11-13 at $2.50 


A time saver in the last 
ush. Parable for 
any amount. 

Slipper Section 

Children'! "Jaeger" Felt 

Solid shades, in ankle strap 
pattern, at $1.10 and 

Felt Supper, leather sole, 
at $1.00 

Women's Felt Suppers 

Fancy checks, leather out- 
soles, 3-7, at. $1.25 

Women's "Jaeger" Boudoir 

Padded felt insole, leather 
outsole, 10 shades, at 

Other "Jaeger" styles for 
women. at $,1.50, $2.00 
and $2.25 

Men's Felt Slippers 

Fancy checks, with leather 
outsoles, at $1.75 and 

Men's "Jaeger" Suppers 

In solid shades and fancy 
checks at $2.25 to $3.00 

Gam Boots for the Children 
Sizes 6-10 $2.50 

Sizes 11-2 


Women's Smart 
Street Boots 

Tan or Black Calfskin 
Lace Boot, with harmoniz- 
ing shade .buckskin tops. 

All-Black Semi-Dull Calf 
Lace Boots with the new 
peg heels. . 

Nine-Inch Black Kid Lace 
Boots, with full Louis leather 
heels, for street wear. 


Soled Boots for 

Latest lasts, comfortable fit- 
ting, in black or brown, 
at $8.50 and $7.50 

Boys' "Neolin" Boots 

Made of fine calf on new 
last, sizes I-SJ4* at $5.50 

Women's "Naolm" Sports 

Fine grade cherry red calf, 
medium low heels, re- 
cede toe, at $0.50 

Growing Girls' "Mary Jane" 

In patent or bright kid, with 
low heel, sizes 2/2-7, 
at ..$4.00 



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Mines Department Watching 
Experiments of Gas Detect 
Which May Revolutionise 
Present Plan of Testing Atr. 

Wh<U, it Is believed by tboM expert* 
* ho it' carefully watching tfc* ex- 
pediments, will revolutionise existing 
uethods of testing air In coal mines 
ui. i will prove of the utmost importance 
n safeguarding the Uvea of thousand a 
jf ' workmen engaged in underground 
<vork in the mines of the Province, la 
now being put through Its final teats. 
The Burrell gas detector Is tiie Instru- 
ment which Is expected to produce the 
results looked for. If It do«i the work 
It Is claimed it will. It will give Im- 
mediate warning of the presence of 
smaller percentages of methane in the 
ventilating current in coal mines than 
ran be detested with the safety lamps 
now in use. If the final' tests now 
being watched by the official* of the 
Provincial Mines Department bear put 
expectations, no time will be lost in 
introducing, the detector In the mines of 
the Crows IVest Pass district, Where 
the prevalence of gns la the mine work- 
ings has in the past proved such a 
serious problem. » 

Hon. William 8loan. Minister of 

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Mines, is not satisfied with the method • 
now in use of testing the air for 
smaller percentages of the deadly 
methane, it being necessary to forward 

air sample* to Ottawa for analysis and 
await the return of the examination, 
a process which Involves a delay of ten 
days or more before' result* are known. 
It was proposed, as a result of the 
recent expert Investigation made of the 
Crow'a Nest field by Mr. George M. 
Itlce, chief engineer of the United 
states Bureau of Mines, to place a 
competent chemist, with the necessary 
equipment, l n that district to take and 
analyse the dally sample* of air. hat 
this course, It is stated, may not be 
necessary, and, in fact, may prove en- 
tirely superfluous, should the Burrell 
detector prove all that the tests so far 
Indicate it win. And If the results are 
satisfactory. It will not be long before 
the mines at Coal Creek are equipped 
with the necessary number of detectors 
whereby mine officials will know from 
day to .day just what percentage of gas 
Is present In various parts of ths mines. 
From a series or tests made with 
analyses, ga* samples taken at the 
same time In reasonable velocities by 
the Burrelr detector and those taken 
and dealt with In the ordinary way, 
the two hare checked out very closely, 
within three-tenths of one per cent. In 
high velocities the results were not 
quite so satisfactory: but further tests 
are being mad* under these conditions, 
end it Is these results which have yet 
to come to hand. Rome of the com- 
parative figure*, taken at the Coal Creek 
Colliery, which speak for themselves. 

are interesting: 

No. 1 Kast Mine 

(Sept. as. teiT) 
No. 1 Bast Mine 

(Sept. 25. 1»17> 
No. 1 South Mine 

(Sept. 17. lfi7) 
No. 1 Mine 

(Oct. 11, l»17) . 
No. l Ravt Mine 

(Oct. li, iii7> . 
No. 1 East Mine 

(Oct. ttVttlT) . 
No. 1 South Mine 

(Oct. M, 1117) . 
No. 1 South Mine 

(Oct. II. 1117) . 
No. 1 Bast Mine 

(Oct. II, 1917) . 

By By 

Analysis Detector 
Per Cent Per Cent 










Ml l.i 




Tot » 1 " 21.71 

Average Percentage s.e« 









W* fight for a permanent pane*, for 

!i.ri?" W . S^T ••"»•«•»». which 
2?. ?*?**• th# *•* •* "I* con- 
flict s being renewed after * few years' 
truce: but what we per hap. fin „et re- 
•llae le that a war tan or twenty or 
thirty year* hence would not merely 
repeat the horrors of the present 
struggle, but Incalculably Increase 
them. One ha* only to reflect on the 
fierolopment of the *i r arm. or on 
the possibilities of ckemteal warfare 
to ■** that these terrible noreHlea. 
wwleb are still In the Infancy of In- 
vention, must. If twenty or thirty 
year* of intense otvtUsefi Inayenutty are 
concentrated on their rtsTiitasiiisaL 
entail horror* noon whole population*, 
military and errO. beside which the 
experience* of the last three 
would pale lata 
don Chronicle. 

Vivid Description of Conditions 
in Chinese City Described 
by Visitor Just Returned to 
the City, 

Owing to the apparent inexperience of 
the German engineers who constructed 
the northern section or , the Tientsin- 
Pookow Hallway, the people of Tientsin 
were put to extraordinary suffering and 
Inconvenience during the recent heavy 
floods which occurred through the cel- 
l»Pse at several points of the Hun Ho 
River bank and the overflowing of the 
Grand Canal. 

Mr. Francis Turkey, of Willows 
Beach, who has just returned from a 
three month** visit to hi* father ln 
China, has brought baok some excellent 
photographs showing the terrible flood- 
ing of Tientsin and the surrounding 
country, while his account of the in- 
undation makes an Occidental wonder 
tbat so little has been heard here of 
an occurrence which would- be regarded 
almost as a national disaster In this 
country. Thousands of Chinese, whose 
little farms Were submerged in eight 
feet of water end whose homes were 
destroyed, took refuge on the river 
banks, there probably to die of starva- 
tion and want In spite of the Govern- 
ment efforts to take them relief. 

It was about the end of August that 
Mr. Tuckey left Victoria, travelling to 
China by way of S«n Francisco and 
Honolulu. He went direct to Pookow 
to meet his father, Mr. T. Tuekey, who 
Is engineer In chief of the southern 
section of the Tientsin -Pookow Railway. 
They left for Tientsin about a week 
later, reachlag their destination on Oc- 
tober «. By this time the floods had 
begun to subside, although the British, 
French and Japanese concessions were 
still practically all under water. Boats 
Were substituted for the ordinary 
wheeled vehicle* for all strset traffic 
and such business visit* as were neces- 
sary, the place resembling an Oriental 
Venice. He and his father remained In 
the city for about five nays, and made 
several excursions In this novel man- 
ner to the more flooded area*. The 
only sections of the city which seemed 
to hare escaped the deluge were the 
Chinese and Russian, which probably 
lay higher than the districts which 
suffered so severely. 

■si sua* aragiaeers ranlt 

Much of the suffering and incon- 
venience was Indirectly due to the fact 
that the railway bad been put out of 
commission for a distance of twenty- 
three miles or so from the city out- 
Waffi. People with urgent business and 
whe could afford to engage boats made 
the connection with the operating sec- 
tion of the railway by thl* means. 
People who could not sfford boats bad. 
peiferce, to remain In Tientsin. 

Tats northern section of the Tlentsln- 
Peefcow Railway was constructed by 
German engineers. Experienced en- 
gineers usually take their flood levels 
•trer hank* and old flood 
But the Germans disregard- 

ed this, and actually built the railway 
bed considerably below flood level for 
a distance of about 22 miles out of 
Tientsin. The consequence was that 
whsn the banks of the Hun Ho col- 
lapsed under unusual burden of waters 
and the banks of the Grand Canal — 
which up to within a few miles of 
Tientsin runs nerth of and between the 
Hun Ho and the railway — also burst, 
the German engineers' work showed its 
faults in the very worst possible way. 
Two feet of water covered the line. 
Doubtless b second deficiency ln their 
engineering Was the shortage of flood 

fpenlngs. The Pekln-Hanlpw line, in 
harge of British engineers, and which 
runs parallel for a considerable dis- 
tance with the German-constructed 
northern section of the Tlentsin-Pookow 
line, has flood -openings totalling about 
200 feet to the mile, while the German 
engineers only gave 10 feet, in such 
an emergency of little more value than 
small drains. 

After his visit In Tientsin Mr. 
Tuekey went on to Pet-A-Hoe. and re- 
turned home by way of Shanghai and 
Japan, visiting Nagasaki and Yokohama. 


Banquet and Closing Exercises 
Held Before Students Dis- 
band for Holidays— School 
Reopens on January 14, 

The Provincial Normal School held 
a banquet and closing exercises bo- 
fore breaking up for the holidays. 
Both events were very enjoyable, al- 
though quite different in character. 
The banquet took place on Thursday 
evening in the gymnasium, which 
looked beautiful with decorations of 
evergreens and crimson poinsetas. 
The tables wore decked in white and 
red, with little lighted Christmas tree* 
at Interval*. Crackers lay by each 
corer. and artistic place-card* mad* 
by Mr. Dunnell. the art-master at th» 
school, enhanced the attractiveness 
of the scene. The general arrange- 
ments and the menu were in charge 
of Mis* Denne, the domestic-science 
Instructor, all the dishes were pre- 
pared In the school kitchen under her 
supervision, and everything was great- 
ly enjoyed. 

Besides the hundred or more stu- 
dents and staff of the Normal there 
were present a* special guest* the 
teaching staffs from George * Jay, 
North Ward. Spring Ridge and Bank 
Street Schools, whore th« Normal 
School pupils hsve been *-«rmitted to 
take their teacher-trginlng work dur- 
ing the present term. 

After the delicious viands had bean 
disposed of there was an excellent 
programme of speeches and music, 
the latter being a particular treat ar- 
ranged by Mia* Mania, instructor of 
singing. A choir of twenty-four 
voices, mad* up of picked voice* In 
the school, furnished several beau- 
tiful number*, which were quite a 
feature of the programme. The music 
we* Interspe rs ed between the speeches 
Incidental a* "proposals" and "ra- 
ta the toasts. The first 

toast was "The King," after which 
the choir sang three number*. "Oar 
Helpers" was the second toast, and the 
others were a* follows: "The Instruc- 
tors of the School," "The Literary 
Society and Athletic Association,'' 
"Those Leaving," "Those Remaining," 
land "The Ladles." 

The musical ndmbers included a 
solo, "The Cuckoo," by Mis* Bell; 
"Nighttime" (Noel Bancock). sung 
by the choir, the lights being lower- 
ed for effect; trio, "The Bells of Ab- 
erdovy" (Percy Fletcher); violin se- 
lection, Miss Munro; and part-song, 
"Life's Lullaby." Auld Lang Syne 
and the National Anthem concluded 
the enjoyable entertainment. 
Closing E xe rci s e* 

The closing exercises took place on 
Friday morning in the Assembly Hall, 
when happy addresses were delivered 
by the various member* of the teach- 
ing staff to the students gathered in 
mass. Mr. MacLaurln the principal. 

was the first speaker, and after him 
followed Mr. Denton, Mr. Dunnell,* 
Miss Denne, and Miss Morris. A tra- 
ditional observance waa .followed 
when one of the students, Mis* Car- 
ter, gave a valedictory address. 

Just prior to the closing exercises. 
the students met In their respective 
class-rooms and received their di- 

When the Normal resume* on Jan- 
uary 14 It will be minus about twelve 
of the old students, who have com- 
pleted their courses, and will now 
probably join the ranks of teachers. 
About one hundred student* will be 
returning, and there will probably be 
a number of newcomers also. 

What the World Did Without 
Still, man (and woman, too) can 
live at a pinch without tea, and, In- 
deed, without an astonishing number 
of things. Consider this account of 

the privations of "our rude fore- 
fathers" in Synge's "Short History of 
Social Ufa in England:" "They lived 
without sugar till the thirteenth cen- 
tury, without coal tin the fourteenth, 
without butter on their bread till the 
fifteenth, without tobacco and pota- 
toes till the sixteenth, without tea, 
coffee and soap till the seventeenth, 
without umbrellas, lamps, and pud- 
dings till the eighteenth, without 
trains, telegrams, gas, matches, and 
chloroform till the nineteenth." — 
London Dally News. 


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The Belgian Army After 

Three Years 

I had not mi the Belgian front for 
three yews, writes Emilc Cammaerte in 
the London Dally Telegraph. It was In 
December. 1914, on the morrow of the 
battle of the Yuer. a virion of mud and 
rain and a tbouxaud hardships cheer- 
fully borne. The work of re-equipment 
had araroely started. Many thingN were | 
■till wanting, and some unit* looted. In 
their medley of uniforms like Irregular 
bands of brigands. A few farms could 
be seen em erg in g from' the floods, like 
Islets from pbo sea. and the men had to 
wade knee-deep to reach, their advance 
posts. Everything was grey, misty, 
silent and mysterious — a desert haunted 
by an army of ghosts. The thousands 
or dead whom we had Just lost made 
their presence felt, and there was a 
pervading reek In the air. 

To visit the Belgian trenches as they 
are today, with the vivid memories of 
what they used to be Is to step from 
dream into reality, from the trial of sac- 
rifice into the hope of an early reward. 
The .bright weather which we enjoyed 
still Increases the contrast.' We moved in 
a world of colors where the warm tones 
of khaki and of the screens of "camou- 
flage" blended in strange harmony with 
the blue of the sky and the vivid red of 
some freshly-wrecked brick wall. The 
floods were much lower, covered with 
rustling reeds, alive with waterhens and 
seagulls. Round Dixmude, Ramaeapelle 
and Nleuport shells were bursting in- 
cessantly. Field guns were barking away 
close by, and the voices of many heavies 
could now be heard on our side. Prom 
time to time some long distance shells 
whizzed overhead. Every detail of the 
scene brought the same message of life, 
struggle and readiness, from the sturdy 
hehneted infantryman going to bis rest 
camp after a spell in the trenches, to tbo 
well-organized defences in every village 
close to the front, to the narrow foot- 
bridges leading to the advance-posts in 
the floods, where Belgians and Germans 
confront each other every night in 
an amphlbous war full of crises and 
thrilling incident*. 

For even In the sector of the floods 
the front held by the Belgian army 
has never ceased to be lively. With 
the exception of the counter-attacks 
of Steenstraete. during the second battle 
of Ypres, no operation on a large scale 
has been made since 1014, but the 
artillery duel has never stopped for more 
than a few days, and there 1b not one night 
when some bombing expedition or some 
advance post raid does not take place. 
Those who would go to the Belgian 
front with the preconceived idea that 
nothing happens in that quarter might 
be sorely disillusioned. They might, 
for instance, undergo the same exper- 
ence as the Italian aide-de-camp who, 
while accompanying King Victor Em- 
manuel and King Albert in their recent 
tour of inspection, found himself unex- 
pectedly half-burled by a shell. It would 
be a great mistake to judge the work of 
the Belgian army, from tho extremely 
concise and guarded utterances of the 
official "communiques." 

A Contrast In Types 

There is a small cemetery close to 
the church of Adlnkerke, near Furnes, 
where the peasants and fishermen who 
Uved In that village used to find a peaceful 
rest after a long and busy life. Here, 
among the civilians, clow to the Iron 
paling. Is the simple tomb of our great 
national poet, Emile Verhaeren. The 
cemetery has been enlarged to make 
room for some of the boys whom Belgium 
has tost sonce the battle of the Yser. 
Only those who died of wounds In the 
neighboring hospitals are buried here, 
and similar cemeteries can be found 
closer to the front and In the rear as far 
as Calais. I have walked through these 
rows of graves, star? 'ling close together, 
and read there man familiar names on 
many cr oss es . Rich men, poor men. 
students and laborers, some who fought 
since Liege, others who bad come from 
the occupied provinces. Every tomb 
bears a number, and before I had reached 
the end of the last row, I counted 2,000 
of them. There are. indeed, many mora 
things happening than the official com- 
muniques allow us to dream of. 

I have just said that the tomb of Ver- 
haeren Is at Adlnkerke. but bis body is 
no longer there. Owing to the frequent 
German air raids to which the village 
baa been subjected lately, the poet's 
friends have had bis coffin transported 
to a safer place. If any place can be called 
"safe" In independent Belgium. For 
there Is not a town, not a village. In this 
region which has not received some 
German shell or bomb. Furnes Itself, 
which used to be King Albert's head- 
quarters, has had to be abandoned, 
not only by the soldiers, but even by 
the cbariable British ladies, who used 
to comfort and help the wounded and 
the destitute civilians. The picturesque 
old market-place, once a scene of great 
animation. Is now deserted, and the grass 
Is growing between Its cobble-stones. A 
few of the old Spanish gables stand 
crooked at a dangerous angle, and one 
bouse only is still inhabited by an old 
lady and her daughter, who keep a small 
cafe. The four or Ave soldiers , and 
civilians who are allowed to remain hi 
the town gather there, after their day's 
work, to drink a glass of beer and play 
a game of cards, for the Belgian instinct 
of companionship is hard to kill. I bad 
the opportunity of talking with the old 
lady wbo presided over this peaceful 
assembly. She told me that she bad only 
just come back from a "holiday" she 
had been obliged to take In France after 
the last raid, and she confessed to me 
that this war had been a great worry 
to her: "Oui, Monsieur, cette gueree, 
e'est bien ennuyeux." The day before 
I bad met at Arras a French woman who 
had kept her little shop open throughout 
tho bombardment. She was very neatly 
dressed, and with a bright smile, explained 
that she had been congratulated by the 
•'prefer." "Out. m'sleur," she declared, 
" j'suts une martyre d" Arras." There you 
have the two types of Flemish and French 
temperament in a nutshell. They ex- 
press themselves differently, but they 
act in the same way. 
, . Brave English "MImIs" 

From the top of the clock-bouse of 
Furnes, amid a cloud of frightened caw- 
ing crows you could see the whole coun- 
try spread before you like a map In the 
evening light. Nleuport was clouded 
with bursting shells, and the straight 
Une of the Belgian front could clearly 
be seen along the Yser floods as far as 
Caeskerke, and further on beyond Dix- 
mude and Loos, where the enemy Une 
stands so close to our own that in calm 
weather the faintest whisper can be beard 
on either side, and is invariably followed 
by a hall of band grenades. Straight 
before us wo could see Ramscapelle. 
which we had not been able to visit 
owing to a heavy bombardment, and 
Pervyse, where we had called on two 
English ladles wbo estabUebed then a 
first-aid station in 1014, and have re- 
mained faithfully at their post. Some 
also had occurred there. The 
" as they are called, have had to 
leave tbetr old homes owing to the visita- 
tion of a German shell and to take up 
new quarters at the end of the village, 
on the ground floor of a red-tiled cottage. 
The first floor has 

Last Day (Tomorrow) to Choose 

roof has been skiilfuUy repaired and lower- 
ed so that the bouse looks more or less 
Uke a little boy wbo has tried on ins 
father's hat. If I did not fear to be in- 
discreet, I should also mention that 
one of these ladies — who. needless to 
say. remains a "miss" for the soldiers 
— has married a Belgian officer, and is 

now Madame la Baronne do T . 

There is not a corner of this Belgian 
front at Furnes, La Panne. Adlnkerke. 
or Pervyse where Belgian heroism has 
not been comforted by English kindness, 
and where the smile of some English- 
woman has not alleviated the sufferings 
of some Belgian soldier. 

On the way back on the boat, as luck 
would have it, I met a Belgian officer on 
leave, to whom I expressed my admiration 
for the transformation which had occurred 
duiing these last years, and how happy 
I felt to see the Belgian army re-equipped 
and stronger in men and material than 
It had ever been before. "Yes," he an- 
swered, "we have worked a good deal 
but there is something much more amaz- 
ing than these physical improvements. 
It is the fact that the men, after so many 
months of patient waiting, have kept 
up their spirits. When Londoners see 
our soldiers coming on leave without 
their trench equipment and in fresh 
uniforms, they do not realise the hard 
life which they are leading In Flanders. 
If, Instead of enjoying this bright weather, 
you had experienced a spell of slush you 
would have gathered a very dlflerent 
impression. You are, of course, aware 
that it is nowhere possible to dig oneself 
in in this part of Flanders, so that every- 
where our trenches must be buUt up with 
sandbags. That means of course, that 
the least bombardment upsets your de- 
fence works and obUges the men to 
repair them constantly. A spell of rain 
after dry weather is nearly as bad, and 
you can see your parapet melting and 
slipping away /before your eyes. Then 
there Is the "camouflage," those screens 
of reeds which you find so picturesque. 
Do you realise that these reeds must be cut 
at night in the floods and carried in bundles 
to the roads? When they are dried they 
are strung together and fixed by wires 
to poles ten feet high. And there are 
miles and miles of roads to be screened. 
You must never forget that there is no 
division of work in the Belgian army, no 
shock troops, no fatigue parties. Wc 
cannot afford that. The same man Alls 
sandbags one day and Joins in a raid the 
next, after a three mile walk. I once 
weighed one of my men's greatcoats after 
such a night's march through the clay, 
mud and the ram. It weighed over 
fifty pounds. 

"Quite apart from the fact that tho 
soldiers are cut off from their people, 
and that a few only hear from them 
from time to time, there Is the tedious 
monotony of pursuing the same work 
amid the same difficulties. In every other 
army some shifting of troops is possible. 
We are still marking time on the same 
spot. Many men would gladly risk their 
Uvea for a change of surroundings. As 
it is, the only .trouble we have with them 
is In trying to avoid useless losses. Only 
a few days ago I lost two men who, in 
spite of orders, were foolhardy enough to 
play cards on their parapet close to the 
German lines. And If by chance they 
kill a rabbit or any other game they will 
not wait tlU the evening but go and fetch 
It In full view of the snipers. There 
will be only one difficulty about an 
advance, to keep them from rushing into 
their own barrage . . . But, of course. 
It cannot be helped. We must remain 
on Belgian soil around the King. . . . 

The King's Self- Denial 

I had passed a few hours earlier, before 
the simple house in which King Albert 
Uvea with the Queen, surrounded by a 
few aides-de-camp, and I bad endeavored 
to imagine the monotonous round of his 
daily work; his visit to headquarters, 
where, helped by his chief of staff, Gen- 
eral Rucquoy . he examines ail the measures 
dealing with the main administration 
and direction of the Belgian army; then 
some inspecting either in the rear or 
towards the front lines, where so many 
soldiers have met him more than once 
hi dangerous corners and bad weather, 
by day and night. Once a week King 
Albert presides over a council of min- 
isters taking bis large share of responslbll- 
ties hi the work of reconstruction which 
is already confronting his Government. 
He keeps himself informed not only 
of the least Incident happening in the 
army, but of all the news which might 
reach him from occupied Belgium. And 
this incessant work and worry is only 
relieved from time to time, by a short 
visit to the British or French fronts hi 
France. With the exception of a few 
days spent with her children abroad, 
Queen Elizabeth has remained at the 
side of her husband and, thanks to her 
Influence and active work, the Belgian 
field ambulances and hospitals are now 
among the best on the Western front. 
Some people have regretted that King 
Albert should never leave the zone of 
danger; others have wondered why, if 
not for himself, at least for the sake of 
his people, he would never consent to 
gather. In Paris, London, or New York, 
the fruits of his world-wide popularity; 
others still have felt hurt on account 
of the extreme reserye of his attitude 
towards the keenest friends of Belgium 
in search of an Interview, but when the 
history of this war is written the true 
nobility of King Albert's attitude and 
the great wisdom of bis policy will be 
fully recognized. As long as bis country 
is in bondage the place for this soldier 
Is among bis soldiers ; as long as bis people 
are bleeding under the German yoke there 
can be no room in this King's soul for 
any selfish or personal feeling. His 
glory may shine for the world, but he 
Ignores It. He has refused to reap the 
crop which be has sown In anguish before 
the joy of victory has ripened it. With 
the humblest of his soldiers he prefers 
to wait patiently until the day of deliv- 
erance crowns his efforts. He Is much 
too simple and unaffected to make a 
vow of r es er ve and silence, but with a 
sure Instinct, he has chosen the best 
way of disarming criticism and preserv- 
ing to the last his people's loyalty, his 
soldiers' affection, and his friends' con- 

Lesson of the Tser 

There Is a great lesson to be learnt 
on the Yser, whether you speak to the 
men In their dugouts, the civilians in 
the wrecked houses, or the General at 
headquarters. The soldier will tell you 
"that be Is longing to go forward, since 
he is tired of remaining where be Is. 
and there Is nowhere else to go In Bel- 
glum"; the civilian admits that the war 
Is a nuisance, but that "there Is no 
place Uke home." even if the shells are 
dropping dose to It; and the General 
will explain to yon that the most difficult 
part of his work Is not so much giving the 
right orders as "oiling the machine tn 
order to ase them properly carried oat" 
In this last strip of free Belgium, where 
cabbages grow against the trenches. 
close to the flowered tombs of three 
years ago, common sense has become 
heroic sad heroism has become matter of 
fact. Inspiration does not alight on 
men's brows like a bird sent from heaven. 
It crowns their beads Uke tin soUd steel 
helmets worn by the soldiers, and pro- 


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Oval Scalloped Embroidered Tray Cloths, 
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Hand Embroidered Madeira Dollies, each, 65c, 
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Hand Embroidered Madeira Lunch Sets, 13 
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Hand Embroidered Madeira Lunch Set, 25 
pieces, per set, $15.00, $17.50 and $19.50 

Cluny Lace Hand Made Doilies, each. .$1.00 
Irish Linen Baby Pillow Covers, hand work, 

each, $2.75, $2.50 and $1.00 

Embroidered Bureau Scarves, hue value, each, 

75c, $1.00 and $1.50 

Madeira Hand Embroidered Bureau Scarves, 

each, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00 and...-.,. ...$6.50 
Brown Linen, Embroidered in Colors, Cushion 

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Economy and Efficiency Dur- 
ing Past Year Have Put Dis- 
trict in Excellent Financial 

Wm. Cathcart & Co. . 

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•If Government Approves, Will 
N Operate Employment Bu- 
reau — Association May Have 
Sick Benefit Fund, ! 

Comrade A. R. Berry wu last nlghi 
•elected at a largely attended special 
meeting of the Greet War Veterans aa 
the member Who would bo recommended 
by the Association to the Provincial 
Government aa a suitable man for the 
position of secretary of the Returned 
Soldiers' Employment Bureau, vice Mr. 
Douglas Campbell, who hes tendered hie 

The names of Comrade* Berry. Tom- 
llnaon. Luxford, and Higgles were sub- 
mitted to the member*, the first-named 
rolling; more votes than the other three 
combined. The nominee has been for 
eoma months employed at the Founda- 
tion Company's yards In the Inner har- 
bor, and it was felt that his energy and 
enthusiasm would be well suttee to the 
need* of the position, while his wide 

acquaintance among the members would 
stand him In good stesd In finding 
hands for the many positions which are 
at present calling for men. 

goggeets Stole Beaeftt *uad 

Before the meeting dispersed. Com- 
rade Berry made a suggestion that the 
time was now ripe for the addition of 
sick and other fraternal benefits to tiio 
scope of the work being done by the 
Great War Veterans' Association. Ho 
claimed that all the advantages which 
the association at present offered to 
members was the provision of fine 
rooms and billiard tables, stating that 
he personally felt sure that If the or- 
ganisation 'was to endure It would be 
necessary to have funds from- which 
sick or Incapacitated members coula 
draw assistance as a right. He felt 
that the impending discussion as to the 
advisability of reducing fees to 25c was 
going to be a grave mistake, personally 
he thought It would be better If they 
were raised to a dollar a month, when 
a fund would soon be built up which 
would tide sick members over troubles. 
Great applause greeted his remarks, and 
when the question of fees comes up at 
the next meeting his proposal will have 
a strong backing, according to the con- 
versations which took place after the 

It was reported to the members that 
Commissioner R. W, Findlay has best, 
endeavoring to get a number of return- 
ed soldiers and members of the associ- 
ation to act as "stool pigeons" in the 

detection of Illicit sales of liquor by 
local merchants, and the matter win be 
referred to the investigation commit- 
tee for inquiry before the association 
takes action. 


Youngest sen of Mr. and Mrs. Dsvld Bolt 

of Duncan, who was kilted in action en 

October SO. 

Reeve Borden yesterday made his 
annual report to the ftaanich Municipal 
Council, outlining the results which 
have accrued to the district from the year's 

He pointed out that owing to the war 
and the great demand .for capital the 
strictest economy has been practised, and 
that in spite of Increased wages and other 
costs the officials of the Municipality 
have had great success in their efforts 
to reduce expenditures In all departments. 

Referring to the fire protection scheme 
which was submitted to Wards 2 and 7 
during the summer, and which. was not 
sanctioned, the Reeve pointed out that 
a large quantity of hose was on hand, 
that It would not improve with keeping, 
and recommended that another by-law 
on similar lines to the lost be submitted 
to the ratepayers of ward 2 and part of 
ward 7. He also referred to the roads by- 
law which was defeated at the same time. 

Mention was made of the satisfactory 
settlement of. the question of parks taxa- 
tion which had been arrived at with the 
city of Victoria, also of the work being 
done by the joint Parks and Beaches 

Regarding the Lake Road, the Reevt) 
said that he thought that it would be a 
mistake if that highway were left in an 
uncompleted condition at University 
Street as it is at present, pointing out 
that future years would see great benefit 
to the residents of the district if the 
original scheme was carried out, and 
stating the negotiations are in progress 
with the property owners for its early 

Financial Statement 

Coming to finances, he pointed out 
that while the percentage of taxes 
■collected in 1917 was higher than before, 
yet in reality the actual amount of money 
received was less than in former years, 
on account of the great reductions which 
have been made of late years in the 
assessment roil. It was a source of great 
satisfaction to him to be able to report 
that the municipality closed the year 
without a dollar of floating debt, and this 
in spite of the decrease in actual revenue, 
and the debt of $15,000 which was owed 
to the bank at the commencement of toe 

Regarding the waterworks indebtedness 
and the question of raising revenue to 
meet it, he pointed out that the action of 
the present Council had generally reduced 
the charges, against properties affected 
and had given general satisfaction and 

He reported that the sinking fund was 
in splendid condition, all the instalments 
had been met when due, and the policy 
of buying in the debentures of the muni- 
cipality had been further carried out 
luring the past year, four blocks totalling 
$25,000. S6.A00, $1,000, and $0,700 having 
been purchased during that time, making 
the total reduction in the bonded indebt- 
edness during the past few years the policy 
has been followed of $100,000. In addition 
the sinking fund holds $64,000 of the 
Canadian Victory Loan, having turned in 
$50,700 of former loans on account, the 
balance being paid in cash, this investment 
now being on a 5) per cent basis instead 
of 5 per cent as formerly. 

In closing be expressed satisfaction with 
the manner in which the members of 
the office and outside staffs had performed 
their work during the past year. 

The Council voted the usual grant of 
$50 towards the cost of clearing the ditch 
running through McHugh Valley, and a 
grant for building a sidewalk on Maddock 
Street from Tillicum to Albina, in order 
that children might have easy access to 
the new school 

The final payment of nearly $000 due 

t he Beaches and Parks Committee was 

authorised, so was the last instalment 

of $150 due the SaanJch Branch of the 

Victorian Order of Nurses. 

The matter of settling with the 
B.C.E.R. Co. for the moving of its tracks 
on Burnside Road, which had remained 
over from 1016, was arranged by the 
payment by the municipality of $501.04 
as a compromise satisfactory to both 

The question of hog raising in the 
district was brought up by a letter from 
the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and 
was favorably considered , but the Minis- 
ter will be advised that the handicap to 
the raising of hogs In Haanich Is not the 
restrictions imposed but rather the 
uncertainty which prevails as to the 
prices of all kinds of feeds. 

O, Ton Hoover! 

My Tuesdays are meatless, 

My Wednesdays are wbeatiess; 
I am getting more cations each day. 

My home it is heatless, 

My bed It is sheetless. 
They're all sent to the Y. M. C. A. 

The barrooms are treatless, 

My coffee is sweetless; 
Each day I get poorer and wiser. 

My stockings are feetless, 

My trousers are seatless, 
My! How I do hate the Kaiser. 


By Margaret Pwan Laaenby 

There la no wish now left 
While Uvea flow all around, 
Ooalng through the crevice cleft 
Within this blood -soaked ground. 
Oh Earth! Whose open arms re-. 

ceive the weary dead, 
In thy still halls are no alarms, 
no rush, no dread. 

There is no wish loft now— 
The sea rolls over men 
Whose cheery voices told us now 
To pick up heart again. 
Oh Sea! Whose hollow waves the 

weary dead enfold. 
In thy soft sleep no mortal craves 
his way to bold. 



Well Know- Victoria Boy Is Vow Wltb 

t*tb Vancouver Regimental Mead" 

quarter, la France 

In the city, being a member nf tha Y. 

M. C. A. and J. B. A. A. The letter 
la dated France, November 17th, 1*17, 
and parts read a* follows: 

"V am now with the Zttb Vancouver 
Regimental Headquarters. Canadians 
In France. I have been with this bat- 
talion for the past two years. I sup- 
pose you have heard that Roy Gil- 
christ ha* been severely wounded. 
Such is the life In the trenches. 

*T took a trip to gay Pari* a short 
time ago and I had a wonderful time. 
That 1* the place for this boy, and 
from now It Is Paris for Signaller 
Kenneth Klrby. I visited the Eiffel 
Tower and It Is sure a wonderful 
structure. They have a very large 
wireless aerial from the top which 
can transmit many miles, I believe 
across the Atlantic The large tower 
certainly I* bigger than auythlng I 
ever saw around B. C. Did you know 
a boy by the name of Allen in Vic- 
toria who was a wireless operator? 
He was with me until 'a short time 
ago and he took sick and was re- 
turned to England. 

"Don't forget to tell all my old 
chums In Victoria I am still doing my 
bit, and I wish them all a merry 
Christmas and a bright New Tear." 

nf vwnrtn interested la donating, toy* 




Orgaalsenj of Catfeettea ef Tays far Hall- 
fax Children Receive Grateful 
Acknowledgment of Glfta 


Mrs. Douglas MacDonald and Miss 
Tiny Montelth, who organised the 
local movement for sending dolls and 
toys to Halifax to be given to the lit- 
tle children there who would have 
Otherwise been deprived of any Christ- 
mas gifts from Santa Claus this 
year, have received the following tele- 
gram from Mr. R. T. Mcllreith, chair- 
man of the Relief Committee in the 
Maritime city: 

"Please convey to the good ladies 

the \ery sincere thanks of Relief 
Committee here for their thougtuful- 
itesa and generosity trying arrange 
happy Christmas for kiddle* in Hail- 
fax. Your donation will be great as- 

A* a result of the energetic, efforts 
of the organisers, more than, eighty 
dolls were collected and dressed and 
a large number of toy*, book* and 
game* were forwarded last week to the 
relief committee In the stricken *ity, 
the foregoing message attesting the 
safe and timely arrival of the con- 

Mr*. MacDonald and Mia* Montelth 
hav* extended sincere thanks to tho 
following who responded to their ap- 
peal, sending donations of dolls and 
toys, especial thanks being given to 
Messrs. Weller Bros., who undertook 
the packing and shipping of tho boxes. 
The list of donors road*: 

Mrs. Sampson, Mr*. Nellcon, Mrs. 
Pollock, Mrs. H. R. Beavan, Mrs. Cecil 
Cookson, Mr*. D. Rothwell, Me— r*. T. 
N. Hlbben A Co., H. O. Klrkham. Bar- 
ber & Holdcroft. Gordon's,' Ltd.. the 
Beehive, Gordon Drysdale, the Band- 
rlngham, Mitchell A Duncan, trus- 
tees, II. Brown A Co., Mesdames Bill- 
Inghurst, M. Thomas. J. A. McTavlsh. 
Q. H. Brown, Parker Hlbben, Wagaon. 
Hasell. Gamble. Haggard, Cock burn, J. 
S. Stevenson, H. Pearce, A. Oore. 
Heath, Hose, Kirk, N. Burdlck, Cath- 
cart. Croft, Bowser. Pearte. D. Twigs. 
Pooiey, H. Pooley. Mataon, P. R. 
Brown. F. Dobba, Macdonald, Wolfen- 
den, W. E. Scott, Harvey Lloyd. 
Princess Beaubarnols-Kotchouky, Mrs. 
C. Holmes, Mrs. Yarrow. Mrs. Allen, 
Fagan, Misses Bodwell, Doris Sparkes. 
McTavlsh, Brldgman, Macdonald, 
Parkes, Pitts, Williams, Leeder, Violet 
Sparkes, Montleth, Neal, Ethel, Mc- 
Kenzie, Gaudaln, Donnelly, Pember- 
ton. Doris Ross, Harvey, Oliver, Cuth- 
bert, Allen, Helmcken, McBrlde, the 
ladles of Nanalmo. Messrs. Lee Dye. 
P. Johnston, C. Laundy, J. Lock, R. 
Bryden. Macdonald, N. 8pratt, Weller 
Bros., Garesche. 

A very interesting letter has been 
received from Signaller Kenneth. Klr- 
by, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Thompson Klrby, Gorge Road, who 
left here with the 88th Battalion over 
two years ago, and on his arrival in . 
England was transferred into the 2vtU 
Battalion, Machine Gun Section. Sub- 
sequently he was transferred Into th« 
29th Vancouver Regimental Signallers. 

Signaller Kirby, before enlisting, was 
a member of the Merchants' Bank of 
Canada's staff. He was well known 


Yates Stre c t 

7 .30 Tonight 

Speaker: Clifford Roberta, Bible Lecturer 

Subject : 
"The Extraordinary Story of 

JONAH and the WHALE 

It Believable?" 

Jonah (Chap. 2, Verse 2) tells us that 
Hell is situated in the belly of this remark- 
able fisb. Do you believe it? 

SeeU Free AU Welcome No Collection 

Finished Mystery" 

for over Forty years 

Pastor C. T. Russell 

preached and taught through every means 
in his power 

That the Present Great 
World War 


Would Commence in 1914 

— which teaching he based upon The Bible, 
The Word of God. 


The Finished Mystery, his lasT great posthumous work, throws an additional flood of light 
upon preaent conditions through his- interpretation of the hitherto hidden prophecies of 
Revelation and Eaekiel. He not only proves from Scripture the cause and outcome of the 
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~" 7" glories of the future. 

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Useful Gifts for Baby . 

Bibs of fine linen, hand-embroidered. Each, $1.00. 

Bibs of fine embroidered lawn. Each, 50c. 

"Blue Bird" Feeding Bibs, with sleeves. Each, 75c. 

"Blue Bird" Diaper Bags, rubber lined— $1.50. 

Safety-Pin Holders, made of hand-painted satin ribbon— 65c. 

Brush and Comb Sets, hand-painted. Each, 75c, $1.25 and $1.50. 

Hand-Painted Powder Boxes. Each, 50c. 

Hand-Painted Pin Trays. Each, 35c. 

Celluloid Toys of all descriptions, 15c to $r.25- 

Baby's Hot Water Bag, with crochet cover, $1.25. 

Baby. Books, hand-painted on moire silk covers. Each, 35c to 

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Dainty Undermuslins 

For Gifts Between Intimates. 

Nightgowns of Fine Mercerized Mulle, daintily trimmed with 
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Combinations of Jap Silk, finished with deep yoke of lace. 
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Camisoles of White and Flesh-Colored Satin, trimmed with in- 
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— Whitewear, First Floor 

Very Gift -Like Are the New 
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finished with frills; trimmed with beads, others with 
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In shades flesh, maize, rose, biscuit, navy, white and black. All 
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White Jap Silk and Colored Striped Waists, $2.50 to $5.75. 

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A Pair of Good Slippers Is 
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— When the burden of the day is over — when the boots are laid 
aside — what a feeling of comfort to slip on a nice pair of cosy 
Slippers. What a pleasant time to think of the giver — if the 
Slippers are a gift. 

— Displayed in our Shoe Department arc Slippers of every kind, 
such as make choosing a pleasure here. 

Slippers for Women and Children 
Women's Felt Juliet Slippers, fur-trimmed; leather soles and 
heels. A pair, 2.50. 

Women's Kid Boudoir Slippers, in grey, black, brown, blue, red; 
pink and purple. A pair, $2.00. 

Women's Felt Boudoir Slippers, in grey, lavender, old roue, blue 
and brown. A pair, $2.00. 

Women's "Arctic" Plaid Slippers ; felt and leather soles. A pair, 
$1.50 and $175. 

A Big Table of Women's Slippers Priced at $1.50 

-—including quilted satin and felt models. A splendid variety 

and all special values. 

Girls* "Arctic" Plaid Slippers, with ankle strap. Sizes 11 to 2. 

A pair, $1.00. 

Children's Felt Strap Slippers, in red and blue. Sizes 4 to 10. 

A pair, 85c 

Japanese Quilted Satin Slippers, neatly embroidered. Special 

at 90c. 

—Slippers, First Floor 

-About 50 pieces comprise the balance of our stock 
Jiurs. _ As these a're nice fashionable neck pieces 
— so suitable for gift purposes — we place them on 
sale at prices bound to effect a speedy clearance. 
— Every piece or set is marked at one-half the for- 
mer price — represented as follows: 

Fur Sets of White and Brown Vienna Fox 

3 Sets, regular $17.50 value. 
3 Sets, regular $18.50 value. 
1 Set, regular $20.00 value. 

Monday, $8.75. 
Monday, $9.25. 
Monday, $10.00. 

Muffs of Black and Brown Wolf 

only, regular $12.50 value, 
only, regular $15.00 value, 
only, regular $20.00 value, 
only, regular $24.50 value, 
only, regular $29.75 value, 
only, regular $35.00 value. 

Stoles of Moleskin, Black 

, and Brown 

1 only, regular $8.50 value. 
4 only, regular $10.00 value. 
9 only, regular $12.50 value. 
7 only, regular $15.00 value. 

1 only, regular $17.50 value. 
4 only, regular $20.00 value. 

2 only, regular $22.50 value. 
1 only, regular $25.00 value. 

3 only, regular $35-°° value. 
1 only, regular $37-5° value. 
1 only, regular $40.00 value. 

Monday, $6.25. 
Monday, $7.50. 
Monday, $10.00. 
Monday, $12.25. 
Monday, $14.90. 
Monday, $17.50. 

Wolf, Alaska Sable 

Monday, $4.25. 
Monday, $5.00. 
Monday, $6.25. 
Monday, $7-50- 
Monday, $8.75. 
Monday, $10.00. 
Monday, $11.25. 
Monday, $12.50. 
Monday, $17.50. 
Monday, $1875. 
Monday, $20.00. 

— Furs, First Floor 

All Toys Must Be 
Cleared Monday 

•—All Toys must be sold, and we want to clear them by, 
Monday night. We have no room to store them, and 
this portion of the store will be in the hands of the 
builders within a very short time. 

— Special price reductions have been made on the bal- 
ance of stock, and you will do well to make your shop- 
ping visit an early one. Some lines will not last long; 
they will be gone by midday. The reduced prices are: 

15c Toys to clear at 2 for 25c. 
• 25c Toys to clear at 19c. 

35c Toys to clear at 25c. 

50c Toys to clear at 42c. 

75c Toys to clear at 63c. 

$1.00 Toys to clear at 83c. 

$1.25 Toys to clear at $1.08. 

$1. so Toys to clear at $1.29. 

^ J J —Toyland, First Floor, 

Delayed Shipment of 

Wheel Goods Selling 

at Clearing Prices 

Including Tricycles, Speeders, Autos, Express 
Wagons and Row Wagons 

— These goods must be cleared before Christmas, for we 

shall need the room for rebuilding operations by the New 


— All interested in buying wheel goods for their boys or 

girls will be wise in shopping early on Monday. 

Tricycles, with iron »wheels, $4-25, $475 and $5-5°- 

Tricycles, with rubber wheels, $6.75, $7.25, $7.75, $1175 

and $12.50. 

Row Wagons. $7.25 and $9.50. 

Auto*. $9.50, $11.25 and $12.95. 

Express Wagons, $175, $2.25, $2.50. $3.25 and $3.95. 

P.S.— Cannot promise delivery of wheel goods if bought 

after 12 noon Monday. 

— Toyland, First Floor, 
Douglas St. 

Your Boy Will Be Delighted 
With a Pair of Football 


i I 

—especially if it's a pair of these we are selling at $375- 

— They are strong and serviceable ; finished v pth studs 

or bars on sole. Various lasts, and we have all sizes. 

—Boys* Boots, Main Floor 

Men's Shirts Suitable for 


Real Pongee Silk Shirts, finished with turned-down re- 
versible collar attached; band cuffs; full size in body. 
Sizes 14 to 171/2. Each, $5.00. 

Japanese White Silk Shirts, finished with plain neck 
band and double soft cuffs. Separate collar to match. 
Coat shape and full sbze. Each, $4.50. 
Negligee and Outing Shirts, in fancy stripes; also white 
with collar band and starched cuffs, or with collar band 
and separate soft collar to match. Sizes 14 to 17. Each, 

$1.25 to $2.25. 

^ J f J —Selling Main Floor 

Practical Gift Suggestions 
for Children 

White Woolen Gaiters, in plain and fancy designs. A 

pair, 50c, 75c and $1.00. 

Stockinette Gaiters, to button over knee. A pair, 75c 

and $1.00. 

Colored and White Corduroy Gaiters. Sizes 2 to 3 

years. A pair, 75c and $1.00. 

White Muslin Pinafores, assorted designs, trimmed 

with embroidery. Sizes 2 to 10 years. Each, 50c to $1.25. 

White Muslin Dresses, in all the newest styles; also 

spotted voiles and muslins. Sizes 2 to 14 years. Each, 

$375 to $7.50. 

Children's Caps and Scarves, in colors saxe, rose, green 

and white. A set, $1.50, $1.75 and $2.75. 

Separate Caps, in white and colors. Each, $1.00. 

r * —First Floor 

Linens Make Lasting Gifts 

— The housewife always appreciates gifts of Table Linens, 
Fancy Linens, Battenberg Linens, Drawn-Thread or Hem- 
stitched Linens. Come and look through our large stocks. It 
will help you to solve many of those gift problems. 
Fancy Linens are priced from, each, 50c up to $1.25. 
Battenberg Linens from, each, 50c, to as high as $3.25. 
Drawn-Thread Linens, for runners and squares, from 75c to 
Damask Table Cloths from, each, as low as $1.25 to as high as 


Linen Lawns and Embroidery Linens from, yard, 65c to $2.50. 

—Linen Dept., Main Floor 

Bissells Sweepers and Vacuums 

make serviceable gifts for the housekeeper — one that is 

thoroughly appreciated all the year round. It's a daily 

pleasure and delight to use one. Come and see them 


Bissell's Carpet Sweepers, up from $2.75. 

Bissell's Vacuum Sweepers, up from $8.50. 

— Carpets, Third Floor 

Smoker's Stands and Novelty 
Pieces of Furniture 

— All dainty pieces that are well made and finished, and suoh a* 
will make welcome additions to any home. Hundreds of Novelty 
pieces of Furniture to choose from here. 
— A few pieces specially reduced for quick selling: 

3 only, Solid Mahogany Smokers' Stands, fitted with brass ask 
tray and glass liners. Clear at, each, $598. 

4 only, Sold Mahogany Smokers* Stands, with brass tray and 
glass lining. To clear, each, $5-5°- 

4 only, Mahogany Jardiniere Stands. To clear at $4 5°- 

3 only, Small Coffee Tables. To clear at $5.50. 

6 Kindergarten Sets, in red and white ; 2 chairs and 1 table to 

each set. Well finished. To clear at, a set, *z6$. 

— Fnrnltvre, Fourth Floor 































No Liquor Can Be Imported 
Into Canada After Tomorrow 
— Manufacturing Will Be 
Dealt With Later, i 

OTTAWA.^ Dec. 22.~OfBclal an- 
nouncement was made by the Prime 
Minister at noon today of the pro- 
hibition of the Importation of intoxicat- 
ing liquors into Canada after next 
Monday. The only exception is in 
the case of purchaser made before 
that date. 

The announcement reads: "On De- 
cember 17 the people gave to the 
government an unmistakable mandate 
for the vigorous prosecution of the 
war and for the employment of all 
the country's energies and resources 
necessary to achieve victory. It la 
essential, and Indeed vital, for the 
efficient conduct of the war, that 
wasteful or unnecessary expenditures 
should be prohibited and that all 
articles capable of being utilized as 
food should be conserved. It to beyond 
question that the use of liquor affects 
adversely the realization of this pur- 

"The subject has been under con- 
sideration by the war committee of 
the cabinet, and the following con- 
clusions have been reached: 

" First — Any liquor or beverage con- 
taining more than 2k per cent alcohol 
shall be regarded as intoxicating liquor. 

" Sec ond — The importation of in- 
toxicating liquors into Canada is pro- 
hibited on and after December 24, 
I in i . unless it shall have been actually 
purchased on or before that date for 
importation into Canada and unless, 
having been so purchased, it is imported 
into Canada not later than January 31, 
1018. The final determination upon 
any question respecting such purchase 
shall rest with the Minister of Customs. 
This re gula t ion shall not apply to 
Importations for medicinal, sacrament- 
al, manufacturing or chemical purposes. 

" Third — The transportation of liquor 
into any part of Canada wherein the 
salo of intoxicating liquor is Illegal 
will bo prohibited on and after April 1. 

" Fourth — The manufacture of In- 
toxicating liquor within Canada will 
be prohibited on and after a date to 
be determined upon further Investiga- 
tion and consideration of the actual 
conditions of the Industry. 

"As above mentioned, the prohibi- 
tion of Importation becomes effective 
on Monday next, December 24. 

" The regulations to carry Into effect 
the other provisions above mentioned 
are being prepared and as soon as 
nppro ved they will be enacted under the 
provisions of the War Measures Act. 

"The foregoing provisions shall re- 
main In force during the war and for 
12 months after the conclusion of 

The promised legislation 'will make 
Canada "'bone dry.* It Is expected 
that the Quebec . Legislature will take 
action as to the sale in that province 
this session but if it does not, action 
may bo taken H>y the federal authori- 

Commended By Hotel Men 

TORONTO. Dec. 22. — George 
Wright, past president of the Ontario 
Hotel keepers' Association, and member 
of the committee on the control of 
food consumption, in a statement 
today said that prohibition at this 
time In Canada's history was a wise 
piece of legislation. 

"The times Justify the government 
in taking action of this kind," be said. 
"The country will heartily Indorse 
the action taken because it will enlarge 
our food resources and mobilize the 
full efficiency, physically and financially 
of the people." 




Proceedings Against M, Cail- 
laux Disclosed Some Pecu- 
liar Allegations Regarding 
Photographs of Trenches. 

PARIS. Dec. 22. — The secret report sent 
last February from the French embassy 
at Rome to the foreign office, In which 
M. Caillaux was said to have expressed 
opinions hostile to the United States, 
also contained the assertion that the 
former premier had in his possession 
photographs of the German lines on 
the Somme front. 

Thto to one of the statements made 
at the French embassy, according to the 
ivport, by the man referred to us M. le 
I 'rostra, who asserted he had obtained 
access at 'the American Embassy in 
Home to an account of conversations 
between M. Caillaux, who was then In 
Home, and two monsignors of the Vati- 
can. In thto conversation M. Caillaux was 
reported to have expressed his sentiments 
respecting the United States. 

After the account of le Prestre's visit 
to the French embassy at Rome and bis 
statement regarding M. Caillaux 's hos- 
tility to the United States, the report 
quotes M. le Prestre further as follows: 

"The person who placed before me the 
account taken to the American embassy 
by the Irish prelate — It was not the 
ambassador — was, I believe, disgusted 
by it and gave me the Information in 
order that M. Calllaux's conversation 
should come to the ears of representatives 
of the Entente. The document certainly 
was sent to Washington. 

Finally, there to a detail which has 
its value. In ordet; to prove that con- 
tinuation of the war would result only 
in butchery, without a decision. M. 
Caillaux, in the course or his conversation 
produced photographs of the German lines 
of defence on the Somme before and after 
the last offensive there. Ry those photo- 
graphs he showed that once a system of 
trenches was captured, another system, 
quite as strong and quite as difficult to 
capture, was established a few kilometres' 
In the rear. . 

"Were the photographs of German 
origin or French origin? I do not know. 
In either earn h to equally disquieting, 
h stoma If tiny were of French origin, 
where did be obtain them?" 

Vtae la **w 
NKW ORLEANS, Dee. St.— fire which 
eroks eat this afternoon la the centra 
off New Orleans' wholesale 'district das- 
staveg three four-story buildings and 
meet of their contents within half in 
ur. The dtiM«e than was «irti stated 
netween fiee.sut gi* f40t,»ot 


. . j. 

WtESfll — 


Committee of Vancouver Busi- 
ness Men Presents Recom- 
mendations to City Council 
— Charter Amendments, 



1 Standing- 
inson, His Excellency's aide-de-camp. 

— Pin, i, > by Trio. 

to right, seated — His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor; His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire, Governor-General of Canada; Mrs. F. S. Barnard. Standing — Col. Henderson, military secretary to His 
Excellency, Miss Vera Mason; Lord Richard Neville, C.V.O., C.M.G.; Mr. H. J. S. Muskett, the Lieutenant-Governor's secretary; Capt. Bulkeley-Johr 

Rumors of Landing There of an 
Army Officially Contradict- 
ed — Partial Mobilization Is 
Merely a Precaution, 

TOKIO, Dec. 22.— Notwithstanding re- 
ports of the activity of the Japanese army 
and navy, it may be stated positively 
that Japan not only has not moved, but 
does not intend to move, troops to 
Harbin or Vladivostok. 

Statements that any portion of the 
Japanese army to being mobilized are 
unfounded. At the headquarters of the 
army staff the Associated Press was 
Informed that no mobilization is contem- 
plated and that reports of such projects 
originated in the fact that the authorities 
at present are not permitting the return 
to their homes of soldiers whose normal 
period of service had expired. Conse- 
quently there has been some Increase 
in the army. These men have been re- 
tained as a precaution against depletion 
of the army of highly trained men. 

A similar policy is being observed In 
the navy. The older trained men are not 
being permitted to leave the ships and 
depots. Figures regarding the increases 
in the army and navy are of course un- 
available; similarly Information regarding 
warships is withheld absolutely. 

The authorities state that a programmo 
involving expenditures will be placed 
before the coming session of parliament. 
It includes provision for modernisation 
of the artillery, the supplying or armored 
cars, bombs and other accessories, and 
also enlargement of the aviation service, 
which the staff regards as more important 
than any Increase In the number of divi- 
sions. The naval programme abandoned 
the big navy plan, resting content with 
but favoring an Increase In light craft. 
Including submarines, destroyers and light 

Officials of the army and navy unani- 
mously condemn reports circulated abroad 
concerning present Japanese activities, 
which they describe as "stock jobbing." 
Japan Is taking the necessary precaution- 
ary measures to maintain the highest 
standing of the army and navy. This 
does not result from anticipation of 
serious complications in the Far Kast. 
In fact, well-informed persons express the 
confident belief that the grave situation 
In Russia to not likely to continue. The.v 
say, however, that Japan must endear r 
to increase the efficiency of her army ami 
navy during the time the European strug- 
gle continues. 

A despatch to The London Times from 
Washington forwarded here stating that 
severe fighting had occurred at Vladi- 
vostok and that Secretary Lansing had 
received a request from the American con- 
sul for troops Is denied categorically, aa 
well as a report from the same source 
crediting the Japanese Embassy at Wash- 
ington with confirmation of the report 
that Japanese troops had been landed at 
Vladivostok. These reports have caused 
mystification and concern here as well 
aa considerable comment in the Japanese 


HALIFAX, Dec. 32.— The Duke and 
Duchess of Devonshire, accompanied 
by their aides, arrived in Halifax yes- 
terday. They were met at the depot 
by General Benson and R. T. Mclll- 
reath, chairman of the executive of 
the relief committee. The Duke and 
Duchess visited the devastated dis- 
trict and the various hospitals and 
shelters. The party brought with them 
from Ottawa boxes of flowers, which 
the Duchess presented to the patients 
In the hospitals. The Governor-Gen- 
eral and the Duchess trltd to have a 
word and a handshake with all the 
patients In the various hospitals. The 
Governor-General addressed the medi- 
cal relief committee and the district 
nursing staff, puncheon was taken at 
Government House. Later he address- 
ed the executive of the relief commit- 
tee at the Board of Trade. The vice- 
regal party left for Ottawa In the 


Figure Used by Quebec News- 
paper in Discussing Political 
Position of the Province and 
Separation Resolution, 


Congestion of Freight on Can- 
adian Railway Lines Com- 
pels Reduction in Number of 
Passenger Trains, 


OTTAWA, Dec. 22. — Five members 
of the cabinet, it is announced to-day, 
will proceed to Halifax on Wednes- 
day to consider with the municipal 
and provincial authorities reconstruc- 
tion plans and relief work. The min- 
isters are Hon. J. D. Held, Minister 
of Railways and Canals; Hon. C. C. 
Ballantyne, Minister of Marine and 
fisheries; Hon. F. B. Carvell. Minis* 
ter of Public Works: Major-General 
Mewburn. Minister of Miltla and De- 
fence, and Hon. A. K. Maclean, Minis- 
ter without portfolio. 

Hongkong's Halifax Contribution 
HONGKONG, Dee. 23.— Via Rou- 
ter's Ottawa Agency) — The legislative 
council has sent 9R0.000 to Right 
Hon. Walter Long, Colonial Secretary. 
as Hongkong*! co ntr ib u t i on to the 
Halifax relief fund. 

WINNIPEG, Dec. 22.— rThe Free 
Press Toronto correspondent says: 
"At a conference between representa- 
tives of all the railways in the Do- 
minion with Dominion Railway Board 
held In Ottawa, It was decided to 
make further reductions in passenger 
services in order to enable railway 
companies to meet serious shortages 
in coal supplies, which coincides with 
a pressing need for an increase in 
transportation facilities for the move- 
ment of freight and munitions. 

"The representatives of all lines left 
the conference with tentative plans 
for the reduction of passenger ser- 
vices, and during yesterday and to- 
day operating and traffic officials 
from all divisions of the C. P. R. and 
O. T. P. are In conference at Mon- 
treal working out a readjustment and 
reductions of the passenger services, 
while the C. N. R. service is to meet 
conditions made by officials at the 
Toronto headquarters. 

"The changes In all passenger 
schedules will become effective Janu- 
ary • next, and although reductions 
will not be quite as drastic as changes 
ordered by the railway board last 
year, when seventeen trains running 
out of Toronto were cancel id, many 
local services on branch lines will be 
suspended and about ten of the trains 
now running out of Toronto will be 

"Special trains, except such aa may 
be ordered by the military authorities, 
will not be run in future and ail ex- 
cursion trains are also prohibited 
under the agreement ratified at the 
Ottawa conference." 


WASHINGTON, Dae 22.— Meatless 
mince meat, another culinary triumph 
In the art of food conservation, has been 
brought to the housawlves of the coun- 
try by the national emergency gardei. 
committee as a worthy companlan of 
purapklnlesa pumpkin pie and glngerless 
gingerbread. The new mince meat, ot* 
filially described as a "camouflage," 
Was tried on 500 troops on a transport, 
who pronounced It perfect, and called 
for more. Half a package of seeded 
relates, half a pound of prunes stewed 
with lemon Jules and peel, one quarter 
cup sweet elder, four table s poons brown 
sugar. Chop the raisins and prunes to- 
gether, and the result is said to be a 
meatless mince pie which will ecc"rd 
with the food administration meatless 
Tuesday. Aa turkey doe* not violate 
the msa tl sss day. Christmas dinners 
osay be complete. 

QUEBEC, Dec. 22.— Discussing the 
notice of motion given in the legisla- 
ture yesterday, which will start a de- 
bate on the question of whether the 
Province of Quebec should express Its 
willingness to withdraw from the 
Confederation pact if the remainder 
of , Canada considers it an obstacle to 
the union, Arthur Sauve, leader of the 
Opposition, said last night that It was 
not opportune. 

"Will not the minds of the people 
be all the more excited by discussing 
such a grave problem. Then again, 
have we a mandate to take such a 
decision? I do not think that this 
motion conforms to the political views 
of Sir Wilfrid, or even . those . of Mr. 
IJourassa. Naturally, I have not suf- 
ficiently studied the motion to enable 
me to pronounce definitely on a ques- 
tion of such grave Importance, and 
also one so complicated, so as to Judi- 
ciously calculate all the consequences, 
but you may say I want my province 
treated with justice and respect by 
I he Government and the Federal Par- 
liament, and by her sisters of the 
Confederation. Let us replace this 
campaign of hatred and Insults by a 
more generous policy, not one of ex- 
treme Imperialism, but a Canadian 
political programme in conformity 
with our duties and our rights, our 
Autonomy and the general Interests of 
the. country. 1 am an enemy of ex- 
cesses. Canada, rid of Incompetent 
politicians, would have in Quebec a 
province' always well disposed to 
maintain the best relations In the 
country's interests. Let the political 
outlook of our country be more In 
conformity with our desires and our 
veritable Interests." 

Joseph Levesque, member for Laval, 
says: "The purpose of the motion Is 
to bring on a debate so as to have an 
expression of opinion. We do not 
want to have any rupture of Conf op- 
eration. We are satisfied with Con- 
federation and we are satisfied to re- 
main In the Confederation. But for 
the last two or three years we have 
been told by public men and. the Eng- 
lish press of the other provinces that 
Quebec was an obstacle to the union 
and the development of Canada. Xcf, 
we say, wc are ready to dissolve the 
agreement if such Is the desire of the 
other provinces." 

Commenting on the introduction of 
the Francoeur resolution, Le Soldi 
says: "Quebea la net looking to a 
rupture of the Confederation pact, but 
If the other provinces, either by act 
or word, indicate a desire of letting 
Quebec out. Quebec will gladly step 

"It is not Quebec, whatever certain 
absurd press, pulpit and platform 
campaigns may have tried to Infer, 
that has been working to retire from 
the Confederation. It to our asso- 
ciates In the Confederation that with- 
out reaplte, almost obstinately, seemed 
harnessed to the task of making it 
Impossible for us to continue with the 
pact, by making life Impossible In 
Quebec. In Its domain, Quebec baa 
been a living example of fidelity to 
the sworn engagements. In other 
provinces Quebec has always been 
subject to attacks and machinations. 
Quebec has always been the Cinder- 
ella of Confederation: sine* she baa 
always kept within the walls of her 
own room." 



Ontario Temperance Advocate KrlurnlD* 

From Toot, Not Knthnalastta Over 

Prohibition Froapect* 

TORONTO. Dec. 22.— Rev. Ben H. 
Spence, secretary of the Ontario 
branch of the Dominion Alliance, has 
arrived in Toronto after a two- 
months' visit to Great Britain in be- 
half of the strength of Britain move- 
ment. Mr. Spence addressed mass 
meetings in various centres through- 
out the United Kingdom. "The temp- 
erance situation In England," he said, 
"is a very dlflcult one, because of the 
power of the liquor interests and the 
disorganised condition of the temper- 
ance forces. This disorganization Is 
due to there being too many organi- 
sations. The people of Britain have 
not learned to distinguish between 
teetotallam and prohibition. The peo- 
ple of Britain must distinguish be- 
tween the legislative side and the 
personal side of temperance reform 
before they will accomplish much." 


Whole Wheat Bread Chief Food 
of Population, Both Civil and 
Military — Refugee Problem 



Berlin Paper Says They Are in 
Danger of Starvation and 
Lays Blame on Food Con- 

WEST SALEM. Ohio. Dec. « — The 
outer doer of the safe in the Fanners* 
State Bank was blown open by robbers 
early today and between I12.S** and 
•* m bonds and negotiable paper 

LONDON, Dec. 22.— According to a 
Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam 
Vorwaerts, of Berlin, In a plain-spoken 
attack on the system of Herr von 
Waldow, the German food controller, 
declares that the great masses of 
German people are not only hungry, 
but are literally starving. The paper 
adds that agricultural producers and 
rich residents in towns are living in 
plenty, as hoarding Is no longer pro- 

''Every war profiteer and million- 
aire," says the paper, "has his kitchen 
and cellar filled with ham and bacon. 
The middle class ekes a precarious 
existence, spending all that it pos- 
sesses on food, but 40,000.000 of tha 
masses are starving and are unlikely 
to sit silent. 

"We might have within a month an 
absolute cstastrophe In Germany and 
a collapse cvetl worse than Russia, re- 
sulting in a German defeat and loss 
of the war." 



MONTREAL, Dec. 22.— At the open- 
ing of the appeal court yesterday 
morning Mr Justice Marechal scored 
Le Devoir, the organ of Henri Bou- 
rassa. for "unjust and Injurious" re- 
ports on the cases of men appealing 
from the decisions of the military 
tribunals. Addressing a reporter of 
Le Devoir, the Judge remarked: "In 
the report of proceedings here yester- 
day in your paper you wore unjust 
snd Inexact. Your article would give 
the impression that the appeal Judges 
are but valets and slaves of the mili- 
tary. There Is no power on earth that 
could persuade us to allow any favors. 
Were it my own son I could not act 

ROME, Dec. 22. — "One of the very 
greatest services that could be ren- 
dered to Italy now would be the send- 
ing over of large quantities of wheat 
and also cornmeal," said Ernest P. 
Blcknall, director-general of civilian 
relief of the Red Cross, who has Just 
completed an extensive investigation 
of Italy's refuge problem. 

"Italy's wheat shortage Is known in 
the United States, but it is not known 
how entirely her population, both sol- 
diers and civilians, depends on bread 
as the principal food. I visited every 
section of Italy and everywhere was 
told that the first need was bread, 
with war munitions second. Also it 
must be understood that wheat, and 
not white flour, la required, since the 
Italians are accustomed to baking 
whole wheat bread exclusively in cer- 
tain parts of the north, where corn 
is used. 

"The refugees problem will remain 
acute all this Winter. It now Is a 
question of helping to obtain work to 
make them self-supporting and to see 
that the family life Is not destroyed. 
Venice offers the first example of all 
Europe of a scientific handling of re- 
fugees by removing families slowly, 
but entirely and taking along their 
working toola. Thus, the manufac- 
ture of Venetian lace now Is being 
carried on at Rimini as It was In 
Venice, and the same condition ap- 
plies to the tobacco and leather fac- 
tories. It was partly due to the ef- 
forts of American Consul Carroll at 
Venice that the refugee movement to 
the new homes was successful. The 
Red Cross also contributed to this 
result by establishing a hospital at 

VANCOUVER. B.C.. Dec. 22.— Calling 
upon the city council to take "Immediate 
and definite action for the elimination of 
•he Jitneys" the imperial committee ap- 
pointed at a meettug of business men on 
June 18, when the street car strike was 
on. visited the city hall this morning and 
presented recommendations In relation 
to the jitney problem. The committee 
consisted or W. 11. Malkin. chairman: 
J. A. Cunningham. Campbell Sweeney. 
C. E. Tisdali. B. w. Greer and Secretary 
W. E. Payne. The council did not reach 
a decision today. 

The report reviewed the recommenda- 
tion*, brought in during June, and which 
called for no renewal of jitney li ce n s es, 
and advocated the refusal of additional 
licenses, and also that jitneys, for the 
balance of the license year, should run 
on streets not traversed by the street rail- 
way company. The city council on June 
19 asked for a commission to investigate 
the question, and Professor Short t was 

The report presented this morning 
goes on to say: 

"The decision of the commissioner Is 
to the effect that an efficient street car 
service in the city of Vancouver and be- 
tween the city of Vancouver and the city 
of New Westminster ran not be maintain- 
ed under the present conditions of 
competition with the jitneys or public 
automobile service, and that the operation 
of the jitneys ami public automobile 
service should be eliminated and having 
been Informed that the city of Vancouver 
has not power in its charter to eliminate 
the Jitneys and other public automobile 
service referred to In the report, we 
would recommend further: 

" 1 — That the city council pledge Itself 
<<> apply at the next session of I he pro- 
vincial legislature for such amendments 
to its charter as will enable It to eliminate 
In Vancouver the operations of Jitneys 
and the other classes of public automobile 
service referred to In the Commissioner's 
report and to pass the necessary bylaw 
for that purpose so soon as it has obtained 
power to do so from the legislature. 

"2— That pending the obtaining of 
the said charter amendments the city 
council do forthwith exercise to the 
full extent the powers It now possesses 
under the city charter to pass such 
amendments to the present bylaw govern- 
ing tho operation of automobiles for blre 
in the city of Vancouver, as will materially 
lessen the competition with the British 
Columbia Electric Railway Co., Ltd.. and 
enable It to maintain an efficient street 
car service, and In any event no Jitney 
license be grunted for a longer period than 
thirty days." 

During the discussion following the 
present action on the report it was pointed 
out to tho committee that the council 
had already taken action looking to tho 
elimination of jitneys following receipt 
of Dr. Shortt's report. 

Alderman Kirk .Informed the visitors 
that steps had been taken to apply for 
amendments to the city charter, also 
amendments' TO 'the trades license by-law. 
the effect of which would be to prohibit 
the jitneys from operating. , 

W. II. Malkin, who acted as spokesman 
for the delegation, pressed for Immediate 
action, but on being Informed of certain 
legal aspects of the question agreed to the 
proposal that a by-law be passed relegat- 
ing the Jitneys to streets where there were 
no car lines until such time as they 
could be completely eliminated. It was 
pointed out to Mr. Malkin that Jitney 
licenses were issued January 1 and July 1, 
and could not be revoked except for breach 
of tbe law between the dates when issued. 

Asked for his opinion on the matter, 
Mr. George Kldd, general manager of 
the street railway company, said that he 
considered that tbe council was endeavor- 
ing to carry out its agreement, which had 
resulted In the appointment of the com- 
mission. He thought that in doing this 
tbe council might re-route the jitneys to 
non-car line streets, until the legislature 
could give the power to eliminate the 
traffic from the city streets. 

The council adjourned the considera- 
tion of the bylaw until Thursday morning. 
instructing the city solicitor to redraft 
the clauses, and to confer with Mr. Kldd 
in regard to them. 

Sir Wilfrids PUre 
MONTREAL. Dae. 22. — With refer- 
ence to the suggestion that Sir Wil- 
frid Laurler might be offered a place 
la the Union Government and the In- 
timation from Ottawa that the offer 
Is not likely to be made, the Gasetts 
says: "Sir Wilfrid Lauricr. who. In 
spite of his wrong policy and his de- 
feat, was an upstanding figure during 
the campaign and will not ha a 
negligible figure In the future, will he 
' ha has aid place aa leader of the 


HAMILTON. Dec. 22— The discov- 
ery last night of a severe case of 
smallpox In the barraeks here, where 
the C.O.R. battalion, more than 2,000 
atrong, under the command of Lieut.- 
Col. Belson, is quartered,- resulted In 
an order for quarantining the entire 
camp. Men on their way home for 
Christmas leave were taken off trains 
at various points and returned to 
Hamilton. This morning Captain Rob- 
herts. medical health officer, ruled that 
any man who had been vaccinated 
could not be quarantined, snd issued 
Instructions that any who had not 
been vaccinated should be treated at 
once. This releases hundreds of men 
who otherwise could not have gone 
home for Christmas. 


VANCOUVER. Dec. 22.— Wearing a 
demure smile, and Informing the dork 
that her "Mend" had decided to give 
her a diamond ring for Christmas, a 
lady walked into Gow's Jewelry store' on 
Granvlllo street on Friday afternoon and 
asked to be shown some. The obliging 
clerk did so, displaying three valued at 
about »iv» each. 

The prospective customer found the 
question of choice a very difficult one to 
solve after viewing tbe diamonds, and 
Anally selected three which she requested 
be sent to aa address for her "friend" 
to select from. It was not until tbe lady 
had taken her departure that it was 
found that one of the $150 diamond rings 
bad also disappeared. 

Tbe matter was reported to tho police, 
who are looking for tho lady and tho 

VANCOUVER. Dec. 22.— Mrs. Melville 
Dollar, wife of the president of the 
Canadian Robert Dollar Company, the 
well knows shipping Arm, died in 
Shanghai yesterday, according to a 
cable receired from Mr. Melville Dollar. 
Stanley Dollar left the city last night 
for Portland to break the news to Mrs. 
Stanley, mother of Mrs. Dollar. Mrs. 
Dollar lived In Vancouver for about a 
year after tbe local branch of the firm' a 
lateraeta was established. She was 
accompanying her husband In s visit to 
the Oriental ontess of the Dollar con- 
cern and left here at the end of Isst 



RIO DE JANEIRO, Deo. 22. — Nile 
Pecanba. foreign minister, presented 
his resignation to President Bras yes- 
terday owing to an incident in tbe 
Chamber of Deputies relating to do- 
politlcal affairs. The president 
to accept the minister's re- 
on the ground that Ms ssr- 

VANCOUVER. Dee. 23.— This morn- 
ing tbe two hundred and more canvassers 
who were employed In tha victory loan 
campaign were given a nice Christmas 
box In the form of cheques for Mnmnts up 
to approximately SUA, being the division 
of the commission on the subscriptions 
obtained during tbe campaign. 

The usual brokerage commissions* one- 
half of one por cent was paid by tbe 
Government, but only on subscriptions 
below SSAvOSS. No onmnilsaluus ware 
paid on amounts paid toto the bank-. 

The ranvssssrs pooled their com- 
misalons and divided the amena* on the 
bask) of the time employed by see*. 

A targe number of those to 

lata, whs steaded guilty 
to feasant r s r s hmlt en against frfttla* 
rule la India, wne emei *ie,*ee* today 
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Development of City Has Cen- 
tred Around Old Landmark 
Now Sacredly Guarded by 
Native Sons. 

NANAIMO. Dee. 23.— The "Old Bu- 
te," one of the antique night* that 
visitors cannot overlook, one of the very 
few landmark*, and the moat prominent 
remaining at Nanatmo, of the early 
period when the Hudson'* Bay Company 
held manorial right* over the whole 
of Vancouver Inland, waa erected In 
1663, completed In June of that year, 
flag pole raised, and the "II.B.C." Hag 
then unfurled in the hreese. 

This rette waa built by Leon Labjn* 
and Jean Baptiate Kortier. wbo> with 
aaaiatanUi. had been employed upon 
similar structures at Fort Victoria and 
Fort Rupert. Labine and Fortier were 
French Canadians, both being splendid 
ase-men. They got out the material, for 
nearly all the hewn log buildings at 
ColvlUe Town, an Nanalmo, soon after 
being aettled by the whites, waa called. 
When the Bastion was finished Colville 
Town waa composed of four dwellings 
nouses, one 26 by 15 feet and three 
30 by 20, and filling pieces had been 
raised for three more 30 by 20. 

The purpose of the "fort" as It was 
designated by the Hudson's Bay Com- 
pany, was, no doubt to protect the whites 
from the dreaded violence of the Indians, 
to o v er-aw e the natives who, in those 
days were "Lords of all they surveyed" 
and Inclined to be rebellious, and looked 
uoon the whites as Invaders. Previous 
to 1852 the whole of the Nanalmo coun- 
try had only its aboriginal inhabitants, 
many of whom were impudent plunderers, 
yet stealthy foes. Shortly after the 
date mentioned, they kldled a white 
man at Cowichan while be was quietly 
pursuing his farm labor. For that 
treacherous act of murder, a Nanalmo 
and a Cowichan Indian, who 
guilty 'of the crime, were hung at 
Gallows Point, Protection Island, off 
Nanalmo Harbor. Mr. J. W. McKay 
waa then the officer in charge of Nanalmo. 
Bastion Over-awed Indians 

The or ginal position of the Bastion 
was oa the corner opposite, and to the 
Westward of where it now stands, which 
is higher ground by many feet — in fact 
the highest point thereabouts, command- 
ing the entrance to Commercial Inlet, 
where the first coal mine was opened. 
It baa only a low stone foundation — 
not the high basement of rock which 
now support* it. It was removed to 
its present station, on the low side of 
the street in 1891, for the reason that 
the owner of the lot, which is part covered 
by the Bastion, desired to use the ground, 
or said he did, but which, however 
has not yet been utilised. 

As soon aa the question of removal 
arose, the old residents, without excep- 
tion, evinces] a warm desire for the 
preservation of their familiar sentinel 
block bouse, aid through efforts mainly 
of the late Chief Constable Stewart, 
the building is still Intact. Framed of 
strong, squared timber, most substantially 
put tout her. It baa withstood the force 
of elements for olose on 64 years, a notable 
instance of how well Labine and h<» men 
did their work 

Two six-pound carronades were arma- 
ment of the "fort," and there were in 
the arsenal cases of grape shot and can- 
nlster, ready for any call to arms. 

The principal use of the guns, say up 
to 1859, waa the filing of the salutes. 
Always on the occasion of an official 
visit of His Excellency the Governor, 
which occurred two or three times in the 
be was received with a salvo of 
guns. Once in a while a few 
were fired across the harbor into 
the woods on Protection Island so that 
the Indians might note the damaging 
effects — see the havoc made among tho 
trees. But there were emergencies when 
the s i x pounders were employed, if not 
in actual warfare, for the benevolent 
purpose of preventing bloodshed. Capt. 
Charles Edward Stuart, who succeeded 
Mr. J. W. MCKay aa tho " officer in charge 
Of the Nanalmo Establishment" has ah 
entry in his Journal under the date of 
August 7, 1855. reading: 

"930 a.m. — Observed four or five 
large canoes passing outside Newcastle' 
Island apparently hastening, by paddling 
and salting to their homes. 10 a.m. — 
A Nanatmo canoe started off in pursuit, 
followed soon after by others, as the 
first Indians were reported to be 
'HydaS' and seeing the Nanalmo 's were 
hostile towards them, fired a cannon to 
warn them from our territory, as a col- 
lision between the parties would no 
doubt have materially interfered with 
the business and tranquility of the place. 
The reason assigned by the Nanaimos for 
the pp— lug Of the supposed Hydas, 
waa a report which had been circulated 
that several of the tribe had been killed 
while obtaining provisions near the 
1 ao p.m. — The Nanaimos 
, having succeeded in capturing 
one canoe, containing four men, two 
women and two children, without firing 
a shot."' 

Nearly aa Outbreak Over Dog 

"The following day the Nanaimos 
rete sas d the prisoners finding they were 
not Hydas. but "Kltes-Kews." and that 
none of their own tribe were missing 




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They kept twenty blankets, perhaps as 
the cost of tbe expedition. 

Again in tbe summer of 1858, when 
through the warnings and good offices of 
the Hudson's Bay Company, who gave 
the painted chiefs of both tribes to under- 
stand that there must not be any more 
war-whoops within the range of tbe 
fort, the Nanaimos and the Hydas bad 
become reconciled, tbe guns had to be 
"manned." Mr. George Baker, one of 
the pioneers who arrived by the Princess 
Royal* In November, 1854, bad a saucy 
little dog called "Lucy." Tbe Hydas In 
large numbers were strolling around 
town and one of the several who passed 
Baker's door was snapped by Lucy. 
He who was bitten picked up a rock 
hurled It at the dog and killed her. 
Mr. Baker was at Nanaimo River at the 
time, gathering hay for his cattle. 

On his return, after being informed by 
Mrs. Baker of the dog tragedy, he went 
in quick time to the Hyda encampment, 
with the intention of chastising the 
Indian offender, but he came away with- 
out carrying out bis purpose. The 
Indians surrounded him in a menacing 
attitude and would not permit the guilty 
one to be molested. He reported the 
circumstances to Capt. Stuart, who sent 
a force to make an arrest. For this 
move the whole camp was prepared. 
Armed with guns, knives. Iron bolts 
and bludgeons, tney showed fight and 
would not permit the man who was sought 
to be taken. A threat was made to fire 
on them from the Bastion, the guns were 
manned, and a few charges of grape shot 
were sent near the spot where tbe Indians 
were encamped, to show what they might 
expect if the man wanted was not sur- 
rendered. The shot tore up things gen- 
erally, and very soon after the Indian re- 
quired was taken to Capt. Stuart who, 
as magistrate, ordered that be be flogged 
with the cat-o-nine tails, which waa 
done, over one of the guns, by George 
Mills, the mess steward. So ended what 
might have been, a serious matter bad tbe 
Indian done otherwise than submit. 

Now Native Sons* Headquarters 

For some fifteen years the first floor 
of tbe Bastion was used as the Colonial 
jail. It had two cells, which were ven- 
tilated by an aperture cut through the 
timber, and which had fci days gone 
by contained prisoners charged with the 
highest crime. Doors, locks and bars 
were as strong as they could be made. 
The place within and without wait always 
clean, a very liberal supply of lime (which 
in the early days was made from, washing 
shells), being kept on hand for white- 
washing, at which occupation prisoners 
ware exercised. 

In tbe years that the Bastion did ser- 
vice as a place of incarceration, there 
were three official Jailers, William Weston. 
Edwin Gough and William Stewart. 
The first had little to do. for in Ms time 
the punishment of native offenders was 
summary and often when deserved 
severe "exemplary." as Capt. Stuart 
would term a whipping across a gun. 
• Weston waa a strange sort of chap. 
He wore hla trousers short in the leg 
a few Inches above his boot*. He had a 

springy-ewingy walk, and being very 
lean and somewhat lanky, bis appear- 
ance was odd enough. 

The Governor, the late Sir James 
Douglas, paid one of his periodical visits 
in the summer of 1857, and received the 
customary salute of seventeen guns. 
He had to walk to tbe. Bastion Hill and 
was standing chatting with officers of 
the Hudson's Bay Company, when 
Weston, with his pants as usual, very 
much shrunk up., came along, made 
his obeisance and stood agape. Giving 
him a faint smile and keenly eyeing his 
legs, the Governor said, "Why, Weston, 
how you have grown." 

The late Chief Stewart, cared for tbe 
Bastion as for the apple of his eye. 
For nearly forty years he gave attention 
to it, saw that the flag floated from its 
pole on all fitting occasions, and looked 
after any repairs needed. To him more 
than anyone else tbe credit is due for 
preventing the old fort from fallllng Into 
decay. ^ 

It Is owned and occupied at present 
by Ranaimo Post No. 8. Native Sons of 
British Columbia. The first floor, where- 
on the cells were built, has been trans- 
formed into a pleasant meeting room, 
in which, with a piano to enliven and 
brighten the proceedings, members of 
the Post may at regular and special 
gatherings, pass the happy hours away. 

Among the objects of the Native 
Sons as a Society are: Mutual benefit, 
mutual Improvement, social intercourse, 
perpetuation in the minds of all native 
sons the memories of the pioneers, the 
uniting of all worthy sons of British 
Columbia in one harmonious body, and 
improving the conditions of its members 
by encouragement in business and other- 

To these worthy sons* of worthy sires 
the continued preservation of the old- 
time block house may be safely left. 
It seems most fitting it should bo entrusted 
to their keeping. As long aa it can be 
made to hang together, they, from the 
closely cherished memories, can be 
depended upon to see to its complete 
maintenance as the most ancient land- 
mark in Nanalmo. 


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If at any time more 

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Seated before the grate 
fire, fed with our coal, 
there h a charm and com- 
fort that only a grate fire 
can create. 

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Ladysmlth, Dec. 22. — From time to 
time people express the opinion that 
the supplies forwarded from local 
units of the Red Cross Societies never 
reach the Canadian troops at the 
front. This idea is erroneous. A re- 
cent letter received here by Mrs. Mon- 
tlzambert, whose husband is a lieu- 
tenant In one of the Engineering 
Corps, serving In France, proves the 
falseness of this contention. 

Lieut. Montizambert reported In his 
letter that when the regular supply 
of socks had been dealt out to their 
company afc*hr days previous he hap- 
pened to examine the tags and dis- 
covered their supply had been packed 
and shipped by the local unit of the 
Red Cross Society in Ladysmlth. B.C. 

The local officials of this society 
will be pleased to learn that at least 
a portion of their supplies are being 
received and worn by their own 


CHEMAINUS.— Old silver for the 
Red Cross la being collected in "the 
Cbemalnus district by Mrs. J. Rufus 
Smith. In a recent house to house 
canvass she gathered two and one-half 
pounds of sterling silver and some 
silver plate. 

Mrs. P. W. Anketell-Jones. of Vic- 
toria, has been visiting Chemainus. 

A box of pajamas, shirts, bought and 
hand-knitted socks has Just been sent 
overseas by the Agnes Keyser Chapter. 
I.O.D.E. at Cbemalnus. 

The sum of 646 was realised for the 
Halifax Relief Fund at the war bridge 
at Chemainus attended by about 
slaty persons. Mrs.. Kyle served tbe 

Twenty ears of lumber were shipped 
to the Prairies last week by the Cbem- 
alnus mill. Besides this two scows of 
big Umbers were towed to Victoria. 

Cadet Roland. Malnguy. is returning 
to Chemainus from Halifax on leave. 

sTatse MO Per Sallfai 
than S40 waa the result of tbe collection 
of St. Andrew's Church for the Halifax 
Relief Fund. . 

DUNCAN. Dee. ZZ. — A Are last 
night caused damage of about 1509 to 
the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It 
it had not been for the quick response 
of the volunteer Are brigade the dam- 
age done would have been very much 
greater, for it was through their 
efforts, assisted by the clerks of the 
bank, that the Are waa confined. 

At 3:30 o'clock the bank elerks who 
sleep in the building, were awakened 
by the amoky atmosphere) . It waa 
found that in the basement the smoke 
waa ao thick they were unable to get 
near tbe furnace or to ascertain the 
source. Fire Chief J. Rutledge waa 
called, and other members of the bri- 
gade. Within a few minutes of the 
time the call was put in, Messrs. H. 
W. Dickie, John Anderson. C. Oras- 
sle, F. J. WUmot. Norman Corfleld, 
R. II. Whidden, B. Stock, .Ian Mac- 
donald and others were on the scene. 
With Mr. Watt. Mr. Dodson and Mr. 
Brace, clerks who sleep In the bank, 
they all worked like trojans, although 
the 'night waa quite cold, the ground 
covered with snow, and many of them 
were only scantily cud. The Are bell 
was out of commission and it was 
only those with telephones that could 
be reached. 

It was with great difficulty thai the 
Arst work waa accomplished, for the 
only light was that furnished by tbe 
lamps and torches, as the electric 
light power is turned off every night 
from midnight till 6 a.m. But on 
notifying the electrician, record time 
waa made to the power house, and 
the lights came on, which greatly 
facilitated the work of the men. 

By 6:80 o'clock the Are had been 

the holidays: Matt Violet Davis, Miss 
Liixis Na ir n and Mts e Ve r a P sessjst — 

Mr. The©. Bryant, who baa been at- 
tending college in Oregon, is home for 
tbe holidays. 

Miss Dora Coburn went up to Na- 
nalmo today for over the week-end. 

Mrs. Tho*. Shilling, accompanied by 
her daughter Jaaet and son William, 
came over from Vancouver last eve* 
nlng to spend the holidays with Mr. 

All the Ladysmlth schools oloaed 
yesterday for the Christmas holidays. 
At tbe public school the last day waa 
spent in entertaining visitors, and a 
number of parents of the pupils were 
in attendance for the closing exer- 
cise*. Both the high and public 
schools will re -open on Monday, Jan- 
uary 7. 

Real snowy 
Ladysmlth waa last night treated to 
its Arst taste of winter. During the 
early part of the evening about an 
Inch of snow fell, and later the ther- 
mometer dropped below the freezing 
yoint, with the result that this morn- 
ing there was Ane sleighing for tbe 
kiddles. With the bright sunshine to- 
day the city has the appearance of 
an Eastern town at Christmas time. 
The snow appears to have exhilarated 
the holiday shopping, and from the 
crowds' to be seen on the streets and 
In the stores, the merchants must be 
doing a business far beyond their ex- 

ascertain the exact origin of the Are 
When the caretaker was there at. 9: 30 
o'clock in the evening the furnace and 
everything was apparently all- In or- 
der. One clerk was working In the 
bank until Just before midnight and 
he noticed nothing unusual, until dis- 
turbed by the smoke about three and 
one-half hours later. 

It Is thought that a box of waate 
paper which is stacked in Ithe base- 
ment, must in some manner have 
caught on Are, for it was In this vi- 
cinity that the "fire appeared to be the 
worst. The flames broke through the 
ground floor Just by the teller's cage, 
wrecking it, and did considerable 
damage to the plate glass. Consider- 
able damage was caused by the water 
and smoke. 

Mr. A. J. Marlow. manager of the 
bank, although living a distance out 
of town, was quickly on the scene. As 
soon as the Are was over a carp«#?er 
waa secured and. with the Janitor, 
work of repairs were Immediately 
started. By 10 o'clock, the time for 
the bank to open for business, every- 
thing was in order so that the day's 
business could go on aa usual. 

The bank Is a two-story brick 
building built about four years ago. 
Heavy Snow at Duncan 

Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock 
It started to snow, and It anowed 
heavily till about 8 o'clock. During 
the night It turned cold and there 
was quite a hard frost. There would 
be about two inches of snow on the 
ground now, and many prophesying 
more snow very soon. 

Christmas In Churches 

The services In the different city 
churches tomorrow will, in most of 
them, partake of a Christmas charac- 
ter. In the Presbyterian Church the 
service will both morning and eve- 
ning be in keeping with the season, 
with special Christmas music at both 
services. In the Methodist Church 
both services will be of a Christmas 
nature; in the morning the children's 
choir will give special Christmas 
hymns and carols. At the evening 
pervlce the senior church choir will 
In addition to the regular service ren- 

der the following numbers: Anthem, 
S±Tfc SI ±*T2E£ 2'^ * -*«* W «'° Shepherd.." by Packard, 


choir; soprano solo and chorus, "Glory 
to Qod in the Highest," by Thomas, 
Mrs. Mason and choir; baritone solo 
and chorus, "For Unto Us a Child is 
Born." by McPball, Mr. R. Thompson 
and choir; duet, "He Shall Feed His 
Flocks," from Handel's Messiah, Miss 
M. Ross and Mr. R. Thompson. 

Ta Elect New Directors 
tions for directors of the Shawnlgan and 
Cobble Hill Women's Institute will 
be received up until December 31 by 
Miss Eva J. Dunn, assistant secretary, 
at Gobble Hill. Tbe annual meeting 
will be held on Tuesday, January 22 in 
tbe A.O.F. Hall, Cobble Hill. 

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LADYSMITH. Dec. 22.— A cadet 
corps Is being formed at Ladysmlth by 
Mr. Seymour Greene. He has already 
enrolled eighty-five boys. 


LADTSMITH, Dec. 22— The officers 
and members of the Presbyterian 
Sunday School have reason to congra- 
tulate themselves on the manner in 
which they fulfilled their promise to 
the public last evening. In spite of 
the inclemency of the weather the 
church* was packed to the doom and 
those that were ao fortunate aa to 
gain admittance were well repaid for 
braving the storm of gleet and snow 
which prevailed all evening. 

The recitation, "Santa Claus' Mia* 
take," given by Miss Bella Morton, 
was especially well rendered for a 
girl of her age, and showed that she 
has ability which will probably be 



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January 10th 

heard from In the years to come. 
The chorus by the Junior classes un- 
der Mian Williams. "It Came Upon the 
Midnight Clear," and the boys' dia- 
logue, "Mary Had a Little Lamb," are 
both worthy of mention as well as 
1 the drill by the girls of the senior 


The programme concluded with 
"Keep the Home Fires Burning" by 
the entire school. After this Santa 
Claus made his appearance with a 
treat for the school children. 

(Adtiitioaai lalaad News aa t%ge M) 

CHEMAINUS — Trustees Dwyer. 
Elklngton and Anketell-Jones, whose 
terms on the North Cowichan School 
Board expire next month will likely 
run again. Trustees W. H. Mahon 
and P. Boudot wbo have another year 
to serve have intimated that they desire 
to retire, but Chairman Dwyor is en- 
deavoring to induce them to stay on. 

Miss M. M. Beattie wbo has been 
off on six months' leave has informed 
tbe Board that sbe will be able to resume 
here duties at the Chemainus school In 
January. Messrs. Harry Smith and 
Fred Smith have applied for positions 
on tjie teaching staffs of tbe district- 
but at present there are no vacancies. 

There Is a surplus of $335.80 over 
the estimated expenditure for 1018 
according to the financial statement. 



. DUNCAN. Dec. 22.— Hindus In tbe 
Cowichan district are proving them- 
selves to be successful lumbermlll 

The Mayo Lumber Co. which already 
has one mill running at New West- 
minster and another at Rosedale in 
the Fraser Valley, has leased 860 acres 
from the E. A N. Land Co. and has 
erected a sawmill near the Cowichan 
Lake Road about six miles from 
Duncan. The mill baa a dally capacity 
of 60.000 feet. Eighty men including 
three white engineers will be em- 


LADYSMITH. Dec. 22.— Mr. C. H. 
Drader, assistant teacher in the Lady- 
smlth High School during the past 
term, has resigned and will teach in 
Cumberland after the New Year. Mr. 
Drader has gone down to Victoria to 
spend the holiday season with his 

Mr. N. A. Morrison, city clerk, with 
Mrs. Morrison and children, left for 
Seattle today to spend the Christmas 

Mr. W. W. Walkem went down to 
Victoria last evening for the week- 


Mr. H. Srramberg. principal of the 
Ladsmlth High school, waa a pas- 
senger to Nanaimo today en route to 
the Mainland, where be will spend the 
holiday with friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Delaney went op to 
Cumberland on the aoen train today 
whore they will spend their Christmas 
with friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen Dabbe were pas- 
sengers on the noon train today for 

Moaae for HoMdaya 

The following Ladysmlth young 

ladles who have been attending Nor- 

1 owl School In Victoria are home for 

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WE have come to Christmas after 
a year of trial, of sacrifice and of 
delayed realization of our hopes. 
More than ever before is it a time for 
a setting behind us of past difficulties 
and a turning towards the future with 
renewed confidence and hope for the 
dawning of brighter days. 

This is the thought that mutt dominate this 
Holiday Season. Having it constantly in mind, 
each of us will best do his share towards 
making tor all a Happy Christmas and a 
Brighter New Year. 

That happineMmay be your lot with the dawn 
of an early and victorious peace is our heartfelt 
and confident wish. 

£/ Mmf lmi Dimm. 

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MininginBritishColumbia I 

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the electrolytic refining of, blister copper. 

Aa mfch a f Ml ISM l U S i A. WWW ■■ 
the occurrence of some of the rarer 
metals (a blister copper: Am. Inst. Mia. 
Rag. Traaa.. vol. «T. pp. 11T-M9. 1111), 
shows that bliatar copper amelted la 
plant* at Gartteld. Utah; Omaha, Nob.; 
Mountain, California, and Tacoma. Wash., 
carried from 9.149 to.l.MS oUBCfrj platraam 
aad from •••« to 4.491 ounces palladium 
par 140 tune of bllater copper treated. 
The ores amelted by these plants are 
largely from the Great Basin ration, the 
Rocky Mountain region, Callfor*:a. aad 
Alaska. Evidence collected by the Purvey 
seems to indicate that copper ores from 
Arisona and Montana do not carry more 
than traces of platinum, though refiners 
of blister copper from those states recover 
some platinum. Metals of the platinum 
fTOUp are recovered by the refineries of 
the United States Mint at Sail Francisco. 
Denver and New York, from gald bullion, 
scrap metals and sweepings. The follow- 
in*: statement of. the director of the Mint 
In this regard Is of particular Interest to 
thoae engaged In the platinum industry; 

"•A distinct achievement of the Mint 
service in the fiscal year IMS was the 
melting and spinning of platinum for use 
In the many Government laboratories. 

" "This metai is recovered in \h«- elec- 
trolytic refineries only from the various 
kinds of bullion deposited. The quanti- 
ties contained In Individual deposits are 
very small; | n practically every Instance 
It Is too small to be detected In assaying, 
and we could not, therefore, compensate 
the depositor for It, even If the law per- 
mitted payment for other than the gold 
and silver contents of the bullion. Fur- 
thermore, as bullion of all classes Is 
massed and melted before It passes 
through the refinery. It would be impos- 
sible to determlno what particular class 
contained this metal. In rare cases, 
whera it is evident that a deposit con- 
tains platinum, the depositor Is so advised 
and Is at liberty to withdraw his deposit. 

" *H has been the policy of the Gov- 
ernment to sell thla rsre inetal from time 
to time to the highest bidder, but owing 
to the fact that Russia, the largest pro- 
ducer of platinum, has curtailed Its ex- 
portation and thereby caused a marked 
advance In the prlre, I have decided to 
hold so much of the metal recovered as 
siiall be needed for use in the labora- 
tories of the several departments of the 

" 'During the past few months equipment 
has been placed In the New Tork assay 
office for melting this metal, and the 
Mint at Philadelphia has perfected ma- 
chinery for spinning It and manufactur- 
ing It Into ntenalls used In the laboratories 
of the Government Institutions.' 

gla ttnojn la the United Hates 

"Arisona — Reports have recently been re- 
ceived that the placer gravels of Ban 
Domingo district, Tavapai county, and 

the . Floraoaa district, Yuma county, eon- 
aata aasae—yeaaaaejaa ■■ ■ ill aa gild. T he 

miles south of this region. 

twyssslna Ths Basamao — gafcaa, 

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the war. This is incorrect. 

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to arrive— that's all. 

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meet demands promptly. 

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NEW TORK, Dec. 21. — What was 
said to bo the largest counterfeiting 
plant ever unearthed In thla city was 
/aided tonight by United States se- 
cret service agents, who arrested six 
men and seized more than 9150,000 In 
spurious new ten-dollar notes of the 
Federal Reserve Bank issue.. 

Under Chief William J. Flynn, the 
secret service men had been on the 
trail of the alleged counterfeiters for 
(ho last eight months. The plant, 
which was in West Broadway, In 
lower New Tork, had been working 
day and night for the last week. 
Chief Flynn said. The counterfeiters 
planned, according to the Federal 
authorities, to float $1,000,000 of the 
spurious bills through confederates 
operating throughout the United 
States, to whom the notes were to be 
sold at 1 5 each. None of the pro- 

duct of the plant had been put In 
circulation, although packages of 
counterfeit bills had been mailed to 
various cities. These, were seized in 
post offices. A printing press weigh- 
ing more than a ton was used in 
printing the bills and one of the men 
arrested was proprietor of a Job print- 
ing establishment. Paper, acids, and 

plates also were seized. 

\ ' . 

Woman r.ll Three Stories 
PORTLAND, Dec. 22. — Lucy Carter, 
aged 31, fell from a third-story window 
of a Third Street rooming-house to the 
street here early today and died from 
her injuries before she could be taken 
to a hospital. The police are uncertain 
whether her death was the result ■ of 
an accident or whether she was hurled 
from the window by a man companion, 
who disappeared, and for whom they 
are looking. The police declare that a 
quantity of liquor Was found In the 
woman's room and that sounds of quar- 
reling were heard there before she fell 
to her death. 

/ Quality (jfoesN 
/Ifl, before the 
I flamp^ops Ofl 
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LECKIE BOOTS for Miners and Loggers 

, , For many years the standard heavy 
boots and shoos hare been made by 

Shoe dealers — miners — loggers — 
farmers — all who know heavy service 
boots have acknowledged. 


as the bast that can be produced. 

.The Leckie . reputation stands back of 
every pair, whether the heavy service 
lines or the gentleman's street and busi- 
ness footwear. 

Made In British Columbia by 
British Columbians. 

The name "Leckie" on every 
pair. But the "Quality goes IN 
- before the name goes ON" — 
that's a Leckie. 

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than a Hat? 

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The Cariboo Observer, published at 
Quesnel. on the 15th Inst, printed the 
following obituary of another of the 
passing pioneers of Cariboo district: 
The death occurred at the Royal 
Cariboo Hospital, BarkervUle. on 
December 1. of John Bibby. one of 
the oldtiiners of the mining district, 
after aa illness of five days. The 
funeral occurred on aid Inst., the re- 
mains having been Interred In the 
BarkervUle cemetery, and it was 
largely attended by residents of the 
town and district. 

The late Mr. Bibby was born at 
Kingston, Ontario, in 1838, and served 
his apprenticeship to the tinsmithlng 
business in that town. He then fin- 
ished his education at the Fort Ed- 
ward Institute, N. T. state, afterward 
working at his trade in his home 
town for a short time, until the call 
to the West struck him. In 1K59. in 
company with the late Thomas •Cun- 
ningham, fruit inspector for British 
Columbia until his death two years 
ago, he came out via Panama to Vic- 
toria, then a tented town. He lived 
there unUl 18? 1, when he came to 
Cariboo, and after running the 
Pearcy ttnsnlitbing business for a 
year' purchased it, and continued it 
until his death. With the inception 
of hydraulic mining in Cariboo dis- 
trict came Mr. Blbby's chance. He 
made and supplied numerous plants 
all over the district, and being a 
master mechanic his work waspnuch 
sought until large plants were Intro- 
duced about fifteen years ago. 

lie was always interested in min- 
ing, a good deal In company with 
his brother James, who survives him, 
and was one of the five original mem- 
bers of the famous old Waverly Hy- 
draulic Company, of Grouse Creek, 
when it wan made Into a Joint stock 
company. This is the oldest working 
mine in Cariboo, and with the ex- 
ception of two seasons has been 
worked continuously since July, 1879. 
It will Interest many old Cariboo- 
ites to note the names on the certifi- 
cate of incorporation subscribed to 
at BarkerviUe before Geo. Byrnes, 
notary public. 6th July, 18*0^ Thoy 
are: Wm. Rennle, chairman; Joseph 
Mason, Andrew Kelly, John Bibby 
and Ithlel Blake Nason. Charles 
Wilson, K. C, of Vancouver, was the 
secretary. Of the rest, A. Kelly, of 
Victoria. Is the sole survivor. 
Notes From Conservation 
The following notes are excerpts 
from the annual meeting number of 
Conservation, the monthly publica- 
tion of the Commission of Conserva- 
tion, Canada: 

The by-products obtainable from 
coal are numerous and Important, 
and the best authorities contend that 
It Is unwise to burn it in the ordin- 
ary way. When burned under boilers 
to produce power, less than 15 per 
cent of the heat units in the coal la 
utilised. By low carbonization, the 
valuable light and heavy oils are ob- 
tained, the gas can be used to gener- 
ate power and the residuum coke con- 
taining nearly all the original fixed 
carbon can be burned in the ordinary 
way to produce heat and power. 

With coal at a high price and the 
prospect that we shall soon have to 
depend largely on our water-powers 
for heating our houses and running 
our railways, a reliable estimate of 
what our water-power resources are 
is of great value. The Commission 
of Conservation first published an es- 
timate of this kind in 1911. Since 
then It has conducted water-power 
surveys of British Columbia, Alberta. 
Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and has 
secured additional data on the 
powers in other Provinces. An ac- 
companying table shows a total pos- 
sible horse-power of 18,803,000 for 
the whole of Canada, with only 
1,818,216 developed. The figures for 
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and 
Northwest Territories arc placed at 
3,500,000 h.p. possible and 109,010, 
developed; for British Columbia, 
3,000,000 h.p. possible and 250,000 de- 
veloped, and for Yukon Territory, 
100,000 h.p. possible and 12.700 de- 
veloped. The use of hydro-electric 
power in mining and smelting in 
British Columbia is on the Increase. 
The .demand for molybdenum for 
use in the manufacture of special 
steels has greatly stimulated pros- 
pecting and development of our mo- 
lyhednite resources. Numerous dis- 
coveries have been made which vary 
In importance from mere mineral oc- 
currences to deposits which have al- 
ready given considerable production. 
The most Important deposit yet prov- 
en Is that near the village of Quyon, 
Quebec. The Federal Department of 
Mines has done much to encourage 
the concentration of these ores. After 
trial shipments had been made for 
test runs In the United States, the 
ore from Quyon mine was principally 
sent to the concentration plant of the 
Mines Branch. The company has re- 
cently completed a concentrating 
plant to take care of its output, 
story of a New Placer-Gold Field 
Mining men, especially old-timers. 
are generally Interested in news of 
new finds of gold. The Whltehorse 
Weekly Star recently published an ac- 
count of a, new goldfleld in Yukon 
Territory, as under: 

The following Is the story of the 
stampede to the placer gold strike on 
a stream about five miles north of 
west of Dalton Post, as told by 
Frank Dunrontler of the Commercial 
Hotel, a pioneer of Southern Yukon, 
with the pluck and optimism that 
was a distinguishing feature of the 
early gold -stackers In the frosen north 
who were always ready to embark 
upon any enterprise, no matter how 
desperate, that gave promise of ex- 
citement, adventure and legitimate 
profit. Mr. DumonUer said: 

"Accompanied by three companions, 
McKinnon, Haynes and Jones, I left 
Whltehorse on November 12 with dog 
teams and an ample supply of grub 
for a month. The route we had to 
travel to reach the diggings was about 
150 miles in length. The weather 
was stormy and the streams we had 
to cross so high that It took us eight 
days to make the trip between Whlte- 
horse and the diggings. 

"We spent four days on the creek, 
or rather river, on which discovery is 
located, and staked four claims above 
discovery at places which looked most 
favorable to us for working to ad- 
vantage when the time comes. We 
found good prospects, but at two and 
a half feet down we were compelled 
to desist by reason of the Inflow of 

"The river, which has an unpro- 
nounceable Indian name, is a long 
stream having Its outlet on the Alas- 
kan coast at Yakatut Bay. Its source 
Is two creeks, which join near where 
the discovery of gold was made. 

"While I wonld not advise anyone 
to go Into that country seeking gold. 
I nevertheless firmly believe It to be 
alt light. White men wbo wet* on 
the rPrer. at the 4lme we ru a»t H 4 

there, informed us they had seen the 
original discoverers take out more 
than $100 in gold from their claims 
last Fall. Below the Junction of the 
two creeks there la a flat 8.000 feet 
wide and several miles long that looks 
to me Uke a good hydraulic proposi- 
tion. Going in by way of Champagne 
Landing the country is almost level, 
and the river can be reached easily, 
either In Summer or Winter, when 
traveling is good." 

Methods Devoid of Usefulness 

Engineering and Mining Journal. 
New Yosgi, the leading technical min- 
ing Journal published on the Ameri- 
can continent, recently made some 
editorial comment on the uselessness 
of some state reports, as follows: 

"Some states have established de- 
partments of mine inspection or geol- 
ogy, which as part of their duties is- 
sue reports of mineral • producUon 
that, technically, are not worth the 
paper they are printed on. Statistics 
giving terms of value Instead of 
quantity may be superficially inter- 
esting, but they are devoid of useful- 
ness to the, mining industry, terms of 
value, being variable in normal times 
and meaningless under conditions of 
extraordinary variation such as have 
prevailed during the last three years. 
Straining for a showing by comparing 
present war-time prices with those of 
1913 hi not worth while. With such 
wide fluctuations as now prevail, no 
useful comparisons can be made re- 
specting the real progress of the In- 
dustry unless comparative quantities 
are known. These value reports 
are of no use to the mineral industry, 
which should be served by the state 
departments issuing them. Even 
when these reports are intended for 
the daily press, the state bureaus 
should take the lead In giving to 
newspapers something useful to dis- 
seminate. Furthermore, these 'value' 
reports will be extremely confusing a 
few years hence, and In these times 
of imperative conservation are an in- 
defensible waste of white paper and 

An example of the misleading ten- 
dency of prominence being given to 
value without attention being similar- 
ly called to quantities of minerals pro- 
duced, is right at hand here at home. 
The opening paragraph on the "Pro- 
gress of Mining" In the 1916 Annual 
Report of the Minister of Mines for 
British Columbia reads thus: "The 
gross value of the mineral production 
for 1918 was $42,290,462, an increase 
over that of the year 1915 of $12,842,- 
954, or nearly 44 per cent, and an in- 
crease over that of the previous re- 
cord year, 1912, of $9,849,662, or 80.8 
per cent. The gross value of the me- 
tallic minerals recovered in 1916 was 
$32,063,514, which represents an In- 
crease over but year of $11,301,365, a 
percentage increase of about 64 per 
cent, which is certainly a matter for 
congratulation. It might be further 
pointed out that . the metalliferous 
output for 1916 was the greatest in 
the history of mining in the Province, 
being nearly 76 per cent greater than 
the year of 1912." 

It is true that this paragraph fol- 
lows: "This Increased value of the 
metalliferous output is due In part to 
the higher market prices of the metals 
during the year, and in part to the 
much larger production of some 
metals, notably copper and zinc." 
There is not, though, any correspond- 
ing percentage comparison as regards 
quantities as in the case of value. 

To place the position fairly before 
the public, the figures showing the 
quantities of metals produced. In each 
of the two or three years compared as 
to value should also have been given 
prominence, but such figures only ap- 
pear In tables not so generally read as 
the comments under the head of 
"Progress of Mining." The following 
figures will show that In quantities 
the increase In 1916 over the produc- 
tion of 1912 was nothing like 76 per 

1919. 191* 

Placer KOld, oi 27,775 29.02; 

I_>de (Old, OB 2S7.4H4 221. 9S2 

Silver, os J,>* 3.101.921 

lstid. |b 44.871. 4 St 18.727,51* 

Copper, lb 51,45«,537 «5. 179,3*4 

Zinc, lb 6.351.280 37.1*8.980 

foal, tons Of 2,240 lb. !.<28,804 2.084.093 

Coke, tons of 2.340 lb. 2*4.131 247,726 

It will be seen that there was 24.- 
300 ounces less gold, about 170,000 
ounces more silver, not 10 per cent 
more lead, less than 30 per cent moro 
copper, and only In zinc was there a 
very considerable Increase. In the 
non-metallic minerals, there was a 
decrease of 544.000 tons of coal, and 
an increase of about 3,400 tons of 
coke, while In miscellaneous products 
there was a decrease of $2,109,000. 
Surely this Is what The Engineering 
and Mining Journal chaoterlses as 
"straining for a showing," and It cer- 
tainly may be expected to be, as that 
journal suggests In regard to the re- 
ports It was criticizing, "extremely 
confusing a few years hence." 
Concerning Platinum 

In Its "Industrial News from 
Washington, D.C.," The Engineering 
and Mining Journal, New York, said 
on December 1: "After the most care- 
ful survey that ever has been made of 
existing and possible sources of plat- 
inum, the geologists of the United 
States Geological Survey are con- 
vinced that there Is no domestic oc- 
currence of the metal Justifying a 
large mining operation." 

While it does not necessarily follow 
that this conclusion also applies to 
British Columbia, it is well to keep in 
mind that It has been arrived at. 
since every now and again the claim 
Is made that platinum has been found 
to occur In this Province and that It 
1b going to be mined, and sometimes 
suggestions «re made of great things 
that will result, without, as yet, any- 
thing more than disappointment hav- 
ing been the outcome. 

It Is quite true that platinum occurs 
with placer gold in gravels In different 
parts of this Province, but so also Is 
It found In California, yet the United 
States Geological Survey has decided 
that It does not occur even In that 
state In sufficient quanUty to Justify 
"a large mining operation." 

Recently there was distributed the 
United States' Geological Survey pub- 
Ucatlon on the "Mineral Resources of 
the United States" for 1916. which 
gives comprehensive Information re- 
lative to many minerals, among them 

jtotaB ea Ik* Ptsctaass Blase 

ITadcr this subhead, the Surrey r e p ea t 
just ta.atlemed gives first a general 
statement, aaart brief particulars of plat- 
fnum ha several of the Calt»d States, aad 
afterward af IU eecnrre.sce In fore!rn 
countries. Aa af erasable Interest In this 
country- »•>•» fallowing excerpts have bean 

"Oeaeral Statement — As '■* well kaawn, 
a laraa part mt the n-w platinum pre- 
desfd la the United States Is recovered la 


few samples of plac.r oeacentratea from 
these localities received at the Survey da 
not contain platinum; yet they are so few 
ia number aad so small In elan that they 
cannot be said to prove ar disprove ths 
absence af platinum la these placer 
gravels. Day's work I Day. D. T.. ana 
Richards. it. H , Black Sands of the 
Pacific Slope. V. S. Oeol. Survey Mineral 
Resources. 1996. p.p. 1194-1191. 1904). 
showed the praaenoe of platinum in con- 
centrates from near Columbia aad Prea- 
cott. In Tavapai county. It la also re- 
ported that the travels of Colorado River 
contain platinum aa well aa raid. These 
placers have been worked In places. The 
largest accumulations of gravels appear to 
be below the mouth of the Orand Canyon 
nnd to extend from Grand Wash for sev- 
eral miles below the mouth of Virgin 

"California — Placer mines In Butte, 
Humboldt. Plumas. Sacramento, Stanislaus. 
Trinity and Yuba counties produced more 
than 400 ounces of* crude platinum la 
1915. The greater part of this output 
was made by dredges, bat some platinum 
was recovered from hydraulic mines and 
a small quantity from beaten deposits. It 
Is believed that, with adequate provision, 
the placer deposits of California are 
capable of producing much more platinum 
than they do. \ 

"Nevada — The Boss -mine, near Good 
Springs, Clark county, Nevada, was de- 
veloped for the first eleven months of 
1916 by the Platinum Oold Mining Com- 
pany under option. Owlnp to a provision 
of the contract, no platinum ores were 
marketed during the. operations of this 
company. On December 1 the'property re- 
verted to the original owners, the Boss 
.Mine Company, which reported that a 
considerable quantity of platinum ore Is 
blocked out and that active development 
will be continued. It is said that platinum 
ore has been developed to a vertical depth 
of 130 to -00 feet on the dip of the ledge. 
Experiments are now under wsy to de- 
velop s method of treatment to separate 
the platinum -bearing mlnernls from the 
gangue and copper ores. 

"Oregon — Only one mine In Oregon re- 
ported a production of platinum In 18U>. 
This Is on a beach deposit situated In 
Curry county. Platinum Is known to oc- 
cur In other beach deposits on the south- 
ern roast, and also In the vicinity of 
Kerby, In Josephine county. 

"Weshlnrton — Samples of placer concen- 
trates said to have been obtained from 
the south fork of UwU River In Clark 
county, Washington, have been received 
by the Survey, In which there Is an ap- 
preciable quantity of platinum and gold. 
This I* of particular Interest, as It indi- 
cates that the old mataroorphlo sarlea must 
rise abruptly to outcrop on Lewis River. 
These earlier rocks are entirely covered 
by the Columbia River lava only a few 

Holmes, Albany county. Wyoming, was 
operated during the entire year by the 
Platinum Mining aad Milling Company. 
Several hundred tons of copper ooocn- 
trat. containing platinum and palladium 
was produced and was refined tp .eastern 

mintage to Foreign Countries 

"British Columbia— la the Taiamean 
district there appears to have bees more 
placer mining during 'the latter part of 
1911 than for aome time, owing to tha 
high price af platinum. Tho Canada De- 
partment of Mines gives an output of 
twenty ounces of platinum tor 1911. but 
It Is believed that part of the territorial 
output finds Its way Into the hands of 
American refiners and that the production 
was rarfwri In fact It la believed that ap- 
proximately 199 ounces of cruda plat- 
inum from thla district was refined in the 
United States. 

"Ontario — Aa Is well known, the Sud- 
bury nickel-copper ores contain both plat- 
inum and palladium, which are recovered 
aa byproducts l» the electrolytic refining 
of the blister copper. The refining haa 
up to the present been done In the Uqltod 
States, but the International Nickel Com- 
pany, owners of both mines and refinery. 
are reported to have agreed to erect a 
refinery la Canada. It haa recently bean 
reported that a workable deposit of plat- 
inum has been discovered In Munro 
Township, in the northern part of Ontario." 

Other countries relative to which Infor- 
mation la given In the report above quoted 
from are Colombia In South America, with 
an output In lilt estimated at 19.000 troy 
ounces; Russia with an output In 1919 of 
108.201 troy ounces; Spain. New Booth 
Wales and Tasmania 

It la hoped that the Information hare 
reprinted will be of interest to those who 
may be Induced to endeavor to work 
platinum-bearing gravels or rock In Brit- 
ish Columbia, and that It will giro them 
an idea of conditions In other parts of 
the North American continent. In relation 
to the occurrence of platinum, and of the 
general lack of success In connection 
with efforts to recover this metal in 
other parts of the continent. 

Canadian Qete S. S. C 
OTTAWA. Dec. 22. — It in announced 
through the Department of the Naval 
Service that Acting Flight Commander 
Fred. Carr-Armstrong, R.N.A.S., Toron- 
to, has been awarded the Distinguished 
Service Cross. The award was made in 
recognition of his services wltb a wing 
of the It N. A. S. at Dunkirk. Me has 
destroyed seven hostile machines and 
has led his flight with very great suc- 
ce«- and skill. 

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The Brilliant New Screen Star 

The play Heals with smart people, of wealth and social 
position; its settings and appointments are correct to the 
detail; its story is the sort of thing that might happen any- 
where, and its characters are human and lovable. 

Constance. Talmadge 'makes her debut as a Select star in 
"Scandal." She plays the part of a headstrong, self-willed girl 
who jeopardizes her reputation and the happiness ol her family 
for a whim. The story is one of great intensity and sets this 
newest of screen lights in the centre of the cinema constellation. 


High claim vaudeville ail 


▼artety— The Life of Lord Kitch- 

▼ta t—i s Clara Kimball Youns 
in "Ma*da." 

"The Secret Kingdom." 

irmel Myers In "The 
Laah of Power." 
'BsmIbIss — Constance Talmadge In 



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Behind the Screen 

Defying Death Itself— 

Virginia in her marvelous heroism, leaps from a high powered 

ayssdhlg automobile to the observation platform of a 

lightning express train, risking Ufa and limb to gain her 

goal This is but one of numberless wonderful feats of daring 

performed by fearless 


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Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday 

VARIETY I» Lord Kitchener dead? 
THEATRE That Is 'a que* t ion that 
has occupied the minds 
of the people of the world since that 
fateful June «. 1816. when the report 
given out by the British Admiralty 
shocked everyone from one end of the 
British Empire to the other. Just as 
the rumors in circulation for a good 
many years to the effect that General 
Gordon la still alive, have made many 
believe the report to be true, so do 
the rumors that Kitchener is alive 
create the same impression at the 
present time. Lloyd's, with whom it 
Is possible to place almost any kind 
of insurance, were a short time ago 
issuing policies against the fact that 
Kitchener was alive. They are in a 
position to know. The British Admir- 
alty and the government announced 
that the great leader was drowned, 
and It Is almost a certainty that were 

had left the family shelter. Von Kell- 
ner, wbe has rlsea to affluence and re- 
■pectablHty, learns for the first time 
that Magda had borne him e child. Her 
father coming' In suddenly Is made 
aware of their relation, and in a tower- 
lug rage threatens to challenge his 
daughter's betrayer. 

How the tangled snarl of Magda' ■ life 
Is finally straightened by the removal 
of the domestic tyrant, and the. way 
made clear for a continuance of ber 
career, makes for. an absorMng story, 
and istlss Young's Interpretation of the 
role more than fulfils the promise of 
her prcvlouH work. 

DOMINION Portraying the role of 
THEATRE the worst spoiled girl in 
' America, Constance 
Talmadge aa Beatrix Vanderdyke in 
"Scandal." the new Select production, 
gives an exceedingly clever study of 
the pampered New York debutante, 
self willed and high tempered, but 
strangely appealing In her /nomenta 
of sweetness. The picture will be 
shown at the Dominion air this week, 
and promises to hit the high water 
mark in popularity. 

The scenario tells the story of 
Beatrix Vanderdyke, a poor little rich 
g-irl, who hardly knows her own par- 
ents, so busy are they with social obli- 
gations. She is left to her own de- 
vices and the adoring ehaperonage of 
Mrs. Keane. an Englishwoman of 
breeding and charm. 

As a result Beatrlv flits here and 
there, chaperoned occasionally, but 
more often, not. Sutherland Yorke. 
a painter of fashionable women, at- 
tracts her attention. He Is an accom- 

The Dominion screen will show this feature all this week. 

he alive today the British government 
would not keep so valuable a man 
hidden from the public knowledge. 
Other reports claim that he is a pris- 
oner in Germany, but If this were a 
fact would not the British Secret 
Service know about it ede this? 

Now comes the report that Keren - 
sky is none other than Lord Kitch- 
ener in disguise, that he went to Rus- 
sia for the express purpose of causing 
the overthrow of the Romanoffs, who 
were known to. favor the Central Pow- 
ers. The report claims that Kitch- 
ener was advised that the German 
submarines were lying in wait for his 
ship and at the last minute left by 
another route for Russia, where after 
the revolution he became Kerensky. 

Such rumors will probably prove to 
be only a myth. Just as the one that 
General Gordon Is still alive proved to 
be without foundation. The people of 
Victoria will have an oportunlty of 
studying at first hand through the 
medium of motion pictures, the life of 
Lord Kitchener, at the Variety The- 
atre all this week. At the same timo 
will be shown the correct verston of 
how the gallant General Gordon met 
his death. 


In "Magda," the new 
Select picture In which 
Clara Kimball Young Is 
starring, depicts the struggle of 
a > girl forced to rebellion by 
the menace of an undeslred mar- 
riage, and the subsequent events of 
the play move up to a vivid and com, 
polling climax. This stag* classic 
adapted to the screen, will be shown all 

plished roue. Beatrix in pursuit of 
excitement enters into a flirtation 
with him and visits his studio In the 

Gossip reaches the ears of her self- 
righteous family, who accuse her of 
visiting Yorke and in the same breath 
announce that she is to go Weiit until 
the talk dies down. Beatrix, with only 
one thought in her mind, and that to 
avoid exile, lies desperately and reck- 
lessly. She ■ declares that Instead of 
visiting Yorke she had been In Pel- 
ham Franklin's rooms across the hall. 
To back up her assertion she an- 
nounces that she has been secretly 
married to Franklin. 

Pelham Franklin is a marriageable 
entity. For some time the family 
have had an eye on him with a view to 
presenting him with Beatrix, and her 
announcement Is received with grati- 
fication. She makes haste to reach 
him first, and. deeply angered, he 
nevertheless agrees to uphold her 
farce for the moment. 

The story works out logically and 
convincingly, and aside from the sus- 
pense which distinguishes the action, 
it Is filled with delightful humor and 
amusing incidents. 


Defeated Premier Hughes of Awrtralla May 
Bcetgsr— One State Gives Majority 

VANCOUVER. Dec. 22.— A special 
cable from Sydney, N.S.W., to The 
Vancouver World, states that the con- 

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The Romano will show Charlie Chaplin in "Behind the Screen," for the amuse- 
ment of its holiday crowds. 

this week at the Royal Victoria Theatre. 

The action of the play la built about 
the clash of wills between a domineer- 
ing father and his high-strung. Inde- 
pendent daughter. 

'Magda is her father's child, and In- 
herits his Indomitable will. When he 
orders her to marry the minister, she 
with a young girl's remantto dreams of 
love, refuses to accede to his wishes, 
with the result that she Is turned out 
of doors. 

When she again flashes on her home 
town In the personality of Magdalene 
Dell' One, the world famous singer. 
feted by the Oovernor and his officials 
her father pompously agrees to forglvt 
her. He insists, however, that she leave 
the hotel and live under his reef. Mag- 
da consents on condition that he ask 
her no question about her outside life. 

The tensity of the situation Is tight- 
ened by the appearance at ber father's 
home of Von Kellner. the man who was 
laapoasltiln for ber betrayal after she 

scrlption vote so far counted shows 
749,576 In favor and »22,44fl opposed 
to conscription. The soldier vote. It Is 
said, may possibly overcome the ad- 
verse majority "though no great opti- 
mism Is shown by supporters of the 

The dispatch adds: "Premier 
Hughes has so far declined to com- 
ment on the result but the general 
Impression is that as soon as the re- 
sult Is officially announced he will 
tender his resignation. There has 
been much criticism concerning tbe 
method In which the campaign has 
been handled, and Insistent demands 
are made for a new l e ader of the 
Nationalists. Irvine or Watt being the 
men most prominently mentioned aa 
the possibilities. Western Australia 
f>o far ts the only state which has re- 
turned a majority for conscription. Id 
Mew South Wales the 'no* vote led by 
over leo.oov." 

Pantages Vaudeville 


6 Big Acts— A Holiday Bill— 6 Big Acts 

g^ww^ww»wM»» s ew ** a sse t 


tass^ s s sas ew si s ae iss sas ess sS ) 

Court Room Girls 

.With Bob Millikin, Ruth Francis and Herbert Broske 


In "A Business Proposal" Fast and Furious Comedy 

Dancers BlHTlS & Lyilll Dancers 

Marie La Vance 




Jackson & Wahl 

In Their Own 
Musical Oddity 

"Too Late" 



Pearl White 6? "The Fatal Ring" 

Matinee. 3 — Hoars All This Week — Night, 7 and 9 

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Columbia Theatre 

Greater Vitograph Blue Ribbon Feature Company Presents for 

Christmas Programme 

Monday — Tuesday — Wednesday 

— » Featuring 

i" ■' 


Dorothy Kelly 


•tms accatT kingdom" 

The Secret Kingdom 

First and second episodes running at the same time, in 3,000 feet of film to each episode. 
Full action. Note what Mr. Alexander Pantages says about this serial: 

"After witnessing' tbe last episode of 'The Secret Kingdom,' which serial I am playing In six 
of my circuit houses, and from reports of my other managers, I take this opportunity of com* 
mending this serial to any exhibitor. 'The Secret Kingdom' held interest throughout, and 1 
hope it will not be long before you have another serial as good as 'The Secret Kingdom.' " 

Pantages- Theatre Company, Inc., 

Seattle, Wash. 


Fatty Arbuckle 


"The Rough-House" 


A Magnificent Comedy in 2 Parts That Will Please the Children and Grown-Up* as Well. 




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Coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

Mary miles Minter in 

"Her Country's Call* 





Taking; ad vuuii of 
hia monarah'M larJr nf 


funds, Prime Minister 
Blmond. of Alania, who secretly 
aspires to the throne. Induces him 
to pass an obnoxious tax bill, 
Jn the story of "The Secret King- 
dom," which will be shown at 
(ha Colombia, commencing; tomor- 
row. Then, with his sovereign un- 
popular, S Ixnond* feels It a food time to 
strike— eo ha cau se s the assassination 
pt the King, Phillip II., and Queen 
.Allxe, while they are hunting In the 
royal forests. 

Oapt Barreto, commander of the 
Alantaq palace guard, and a loyal 
friend of Phillip II., realises Slmond'a 
dastardly plan, and when he hears him 
issue an order for the apprehension of 
the little Crown Prince — the only ob- 
stacle remaining In his path to the 
throne— he dashes on* with Mm to 
America, with the aid of Juan, a 

Slmond proclaims himself Prince 
Regent, and with a bold bid for popu- 
larity, rescinds the obnoxious tax bill 
—his first official act 

Twenty years later, Philip Barr — the 
rightful Xing of Alania, but entirely 
in Ignorance of the fact, having been 
raised on Red Wing Ranch, Arizona, 
by "Peter Barr," whom he believes to 
be - his father — rescues from the 
rlutohes of a frontier bad man "Julia 
Himond,** who Is In reality Princess 
-Julia, only daughter of filmond. Julia 
lias been travelling In the United 
States Incognito. 

Forthwith they fall In love with each 
other, but Julia leaves on the next 
train. <Back in Alania but one ob- 
fitaole prevents Himond's. declaring 
himself King — proof of the death of 
Prince Phillip. 

Ha learns of the -whereabouts ef 
Capt. Barreto through an Intercepted 
letter, and dispatches Monsieur and 
Madam Savats, secret agents, to tlje 
United States to assassinate Phillip. 
8avats and his wife arrive at Red 
"Wing Ranch, and pose as cattle buyers 
from Paris. 

Juan, son of the fisherman who 
helped Capt. Barreto and the Prince to 
escape years before, is dispatched to 
America by Lieut. Barreto, brother of 
Peter Barr, to warn him that Slmond 
has learned of his whereabouts. He 
arrives In time to bare the spies' plot, 
and in the fight that follows, both 


All This Week 

Savats and Phillip's supposed father, 
Peter Barr, are killed. Dying, Peter 
Barr charges Juan, ''Don't let Phillip 
know yet that he Is rightful king of—" 


Continuous Performance: 2-11 P.M. 



Continuous Performance: 2-11 PM. 



Clara Kimball Young will be seen at the Royal Victoria this week in "Mafda.' 

the future. Love is at hand, and he 
folds Marion Sherwood to his heart. 

PANTAGES The promise of the new 
THEATRE bill of Pantages vaude- 
ville which will hold the 
boards for a full week commencing 
with the matinee performance tomor- 
row, is a full ninety minutes of 
laughter. If this is true, it will be a 
most suitable programme for a holi- 
day offering. There will be fun In 
live of the six acts, running the gamut 
from the foolery of Robert Milllkln in 
the closing feature, to the ridiculous 
eccentric dancing of Stewart Jackson, 


Second Episode of 


"The Secret Kingdom" is being shown at the Columbia Theatre. 

— . 

ROMANO There will he a new and 
THEATRE beautiful star presented 
to lovers of photoplay 
entertainment at the Romano Theatre, 
commeaslng Monday, in the person of 
Carmel Myers, who will then be seen 
in the sensational melodrama, "The 
1-ash of Power." Her leading man will 
be Kenneth Marian, one of the cleverest 
of the screen's younger set of leading 
men. ' 

John Rand, living In a small Western 
city, was ons of those men whose latent 
forces would make him either a" curse 
or Messing to mankind. , He dreamed of 
irreatnesa and power, holding Napoleon 
as his Ideal. Marlon Sherwood loved: 
Hand, but loved society and fine clothes 
more.' ' ' 

When her father fell heir to the con- 
trol of a great ■ trust company, and 
moved to Itaw York, young. Rand went 
along. When he : asked Sherwood for. 
his daughter's hand. Rated was told that 
hie Income was too small to marry on: 
but was advleed that once he attained 
wealth he could marry the girl. ' 

An old man who has spent his life 
experimenting with a high explosive 
brings the formula to the trust com- 
pany for safe deposit. Toung Rand Is 
alone In the offices and takes charge 
of the paper. When Rand learns later 
that the Inventor has been killed by 
hie own ' explosive, he sells the secret 
to a foreign government 

With the proceeds he speculates In 
Wall Street and becomes Immensely 
rich. ' His wealth creates a desire for 
power and a determination to be 
avenged upon all who have opposed 
him. His love for Marlon Sherwood 
blend* Into hatred of her father, end 
Hand goes on with his purpose to like- 
wise ruin everyone of his acquaint- 

- Finally he Is so thoroughly feared 
and detested that opposition to htm con- 
templates violence and anarchists are 
employed to destroy htm. While he Is 
In his spacious mansion, Rand's home 
snd everyone In It blows to atoms under 
the power of tremendous explosives. 

Rand awakes from a dream. The 
nightmare has changed his vision of 

which, fresh from the New York Win- 
ter Garden, has been creating a riot 
of laughs right across the continent. 

Critics usually poke fun at the 
"plot" of a. musical comedietta, be- 
cause they say there is no such thing. 
But . there is usually an abundance of 
lilting melodies, snappy comedy pat- 
ter, clever dancing and. pretty girts, so 
what more could the. critic want? 
"The Courtoom CHrls." which will 
headline this week's bill, is a typical 
comedietta, unless perhaps it is some- 
what better than the average. It has 

den productions, notably those of the 

Chauncey . Munroe offers a playlet 
staged by Edgar Allen Woolf, entitled 
"A Business Proposal." Mr. Munroe is 
supported by a trio of actors recruit- 
ed from the best available talent. 

Burns and Lynn do a singing and 
dancing act of unusual worth. They 
are prepossessing boys, unusually gift- 
ed vocally and talented in the art of 

Acker ma n and Hill give an eccentric 
dancing act with a surprise finish. 
The "clowning" of the pair brings a 
vein of good, wholesome comedy Into 
the presentation. 

Jackson and Wahl have their own 
offering, which Is smooth and clever. 
Dorothy Wahl has some nifty songs 
to sing and she gets away with them 
In the most approved fashion, but the 
snap to the offering is found in Jack- 
son's eccentric dance. Word bah come 
down the circuit that this Is a genu- 
ine gloom-killer. Pearl White will be 
seen In the fifteenth chapter of "The 
Fatal Ring." 


A Screen Drama 


Compelling Theme 

I ' H I' H I ' M ' I ' H 



A Duke's daughter, standing at her 
bench In the familiar overalls of the 
women munition worker, was one of 
those who greeted the King during a 
tour of Inspection of two aeroplane 
factories In the London district. 

With a friendly smile of recognition 
his Majesty was surprised to meet 
amongst the workers at Messrs. 
Owynne's factory, at Chiswick, Lady 
Victoria Bentlnck, the daughter of 
the Duke of Portland. Lady Victoria 
is doing a full day's work with the 
other women hands, and taking her 
meals with them in the canteen. 
Working side by side with her were 
Lady Sybil Plerpont, Mrs. Brownlow, 
an ex-professor of Girton College, and 
the Misses Katherine and Mary 
Gwynne, daughters of the head of the 

A. V. C. Workman 

On these visits the King makes a 
point of chatting with the workpeople. 
One of the men with whom he spoke 
i at the- Napier Works, Acton Vale, was 
an ex-soldier, who had been decorated 
, by his Majesty with the V. C. This 
. was; Corporal Jarvls, of the Royal En- 
gineers, who won the coveted distinc- 
tion in August, 1914, and is probably 
justified In his claim to be the first 
non-commissioned officer to receive 
the V. C. during this war. 

These are "The Courtroom Girls" and the two comedians, offering the feature act 
on the new Pantages bill of vaudeville which will open tomorrow afternoon for a 

full week run. 

the George Choos brand on It, and 
that alone passes the work Into the 
banner class. Robert Milllkln, Ruth 
Francis and Herbert Brooks, in the 
feature roles, are supported by a bevy 
of pretty girls, wearing attractive 
gowns, who sing and dance delight- 

The supporting Items on the bill 
rank high in their merit. 

Marie Lavarre Is a singing comedi- 
enne with personality. She was former- 
ly star in the New York Winter Gar- 

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At the Gwynne works a man told 
him that he had been over 47 years 
with the same Arm, while another, a 
veteran of nearly 70, said he had been 
connected for over 60 years with the 
principal's family. "That is exactly 
as it ought to be," said his Majesty. 
"It Is good to find such excellent re- 
lations between employers and em- 
ployed." Here, too, was the brother 
of Mr. John Burns. The King was 
interested to learn that the ex-Minis- 
ter himself had worked at the fac- 

A New Giant Machine 

4 During the tour his Majesty wit- 
nessed the manufacture of practically 
every part of aeroplane engines and 
saw complete machines armed and 
equipped ready for war service. At 
the Napier works he was particularly 
Interested In a large and powerful 
new engine which has been approved 
by the Government. It Is Intended 
principally to supply great carrying 
power combined with reasonable 
speed. It is a 12 cylinder engine, and 
although It la capable of developing 
something like BOO horse-po w er, its 
total weight Is only between 000 and 
700 lb. 

Here, as at the Gwynne works ear- 
lier In the day, the King saw aero- 
plane engines working under condi- 
tions approximating as nearly as pos- 
sible to those which would obtain In 
practical nee. When three of them 
were. In' operation together the noise 
like constant thunder. 

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He also witnessed the smelting and 
casting of metal and alloys, and then 
went Into another department where 
samples of the various metals were 
subjected to exhaustive tests* Pon- 
derous machines tore the samples to 
pieces and recorded to the minutest 
fraction the strain necessary to ac- 
complish this. 

The Canvasser's Mistake 

The other day a canvasser called at 
the home of a college professor In an 
Illinois town and pressed the profess- 
or's wife to buy an article that cost 
several dollars. The professor's wife 
told hiin gently, but firmly, that slio 
could not afford it. The canvasser 
was frankly skeptical. He glanced 
about in an appraising way and said. 
Insinuatingly: "You have a nice home 
here, and your husband, I believe, is 
a coal miner." "No," said the woman, 
"my husband is only a college pro- 
fessor." The canvasser apologized and 
withdrew. We hope in the coming 
Utopia the college professor will be on 
the plane of the coal miner In wages 
and the coal miner on the plane of the 
college professor in contract ethics.— 
St. Louis Post. 


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& Oridt», flnrt lmaimlMntorNphrist 
Cfeuich. Stratford, on bis Appointment 
t* esa dsapaaiaer •* •*• llsssisa iuy 
Oonijsij sod district minister of Vlo- 
torja, Vsaooavor Island. 1854. Tbe first 
chmtt s» victoria sod to* pMMBt CMrt 
/ Obftrch bemc named t>jr the Bet. K. 
CrMae after his cbarch In Stratford. 

1864. October 2. Atlantic Ocean. 
North latitude 38 degrees, west longitude 
18 degrees. 30 minutes. 

"Having a little leisure I propose to 
take a review of the last fourteen months 
and especially of the tost four or five 

"On my return from Devonshire in 
July. 1858, I was presented by my peop l e 
with a new set qf robes as a testimony 
of their regard. 

In the summer of 1854 tbe Lord began 
to loosen me from the Marsh District. 

"One day tbe vicar came suddenly Into 
my room with Davis and said be wished 
to ask me whether it was as Davis sup- 
posed that tbe Marsh was regularly 
knocking me up. I told the vicar that 
Davis bad entirely mistaken and explained 
to him partly the cause of my anxiety. 
They then wanted me to go away for 
a little time for change of air and scene 
I could not help telling them that whew 
ever I might be, I hoped God would 
never allow me to make any easier 
work than I was making in my district 
or that I should suspect myself If ever 
I felt tow anxiety in God's work than 
I was feeling at the present moment. 

"On Wednesday, August 80, 1864. the 
vicar of West Ham told me that the 
chaplaincy of Vancouver Island was 
vacant and thought IT I app li ed for 
It I might very likely obtain It. be wished 
me to give him some notion of my mind 
on tbe matter before the evening, as 
Captain Pelly. who had Informed him 
of the vacancy, had also told him the 
Hudson Bay Company wished to make 
the appointment Immediately. After 
conferring with Darks and some further 
conversation with the vicar, I consented 
to become a rsndHal*. My nana ex- 
perience in educational matters seamed to 
them a wtrong qualification. I accordingly 
let the vicar have my testimonials. On 
my return from Islington I found the 
vicar had aent for me. He told me that 

Captain Pelly had received the. intima- 
tion of my becoming a candidate with 
great cordiality. He recommended me 
to go to St. Paul's Cathedral to see Mr. 
Champneys and ask htm to accompany 
me to the Church Missionary House. I 
did not sleep much that night, but 
earnestly asked direction from above. 
There was one subject which occupied 
a large share of my thought* and that 
was my love to one so long associated 
with me in God's work la that district, 
whose constancy and devotion bad to 
often cheered and atrcntlhwed ■» ln 
the difficulties and discouragements of 
my path. I decided that I would ask 
M. W. to share with me the Journey of 
life ln the work of the Gospel If so be 
the Lord should dispose bar heart to 
listen to my request. 

"Thursday. August 31. Went to 
London and first to St. Paul's Cathedral, 
and after divine service, went into the 
vestry and saw Mr. (Canon) Champneys 
who received me with great cordiality. 
He went with me to the Church Mission- 
ary House where we saw Mr. Venn 
who received me most kindly and wrote 
a note to Mr. Colvllle tbe Governor of 
the Company, in which he gave his 
opinion In the kindest manner. While 
there Dr. Carr, tote Bishop of Bombay 
came ln and conversed on my expected 
sphere of duty and prayed that the 
blessing of God might go with me. I 
then went to tbe Hudaons Bay House, 
where I wag to sea Captain Pelly. He 
enclosed my letter of application to the 
company and a note from himself. 
These letters to be sent to tbe Governor 
In Scotland. He said the Company 
would have been very glad if tbe chaplain 
could have sailed by their next boat, 
but he s u pposed that was hardly pos- 
sibly, to which I assented. I then re- 
turned home, prepared for tbe evening 
and get to Davis' at five and wben M.W. 
rose to go to her evening class at Christ 
Church. I went with her, we walked 
across the marshes and she yielded bar 
consent to my gait, being willing to go 
with me on the Lord's work over tbe 

"September 1. In the morning I 
went to tbe vicar and told him what had 
transpired; he wan much rejoiced at the 
news. In. the afternoon I met Captain 
, who told me I should have been 
ted that day could he have- ln- 
tbe board that I would sail by 
vessel. I then went to Davis, 
I met M. W. I told them what 
Pelly had said and asked whether 
Indeed impossible. All agreed 
it was not, that Christian soldiers 
not be behind earthly soldiers in 
a matter. So I made up my mind 
told the vicar that evening that 
willing we would be ready to sail 
that vess el . He wrote a note to that 
to Captain Pelly. that be might 
before the Board on Monday. 
Monday, September 4. In the even- 
we dined at the vicar'*. Present. 
Jane Baal. Mho Oyatt, M. W. 
her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Davis and 
Owen, who singularly enough 
the tody who Introduced the tote 
B. Y. Staines to the notice of 
tea vicar, for his Influence to procuring 
the appointment, a singularity heightened 
by my former acquaintance' with him 
renewed on the occasion of his betng 
ordained at Norwich on the eve of his 
departure for Vancouver Island. We 
•pent a delightful evening, nothing could 
exceed the cordiality and kindness of 
all p r ese n t and the deep Interxet they 
seanisdi to take ln our case. 

"The next day I went to Islington and 
first called on Mr. Ryan, bishop elect of 
the Mauritius, at the Metropolitan 
Training Institution. On telling him of 
my application for tbe chaplaincy of 
Vancouver Island he said there was a 

!'OUth then In the Institution training; 
or a schoolmaster, a native born of 
Vancouver Island; his father an English- 
man; his name was Kennedy. Mr. 
Ryan sent for him and he walked with 
me some distance and gave me a good 
leal of Information about the Island. 
He knew Staines very well, having been 
bis pupil for three years ln Victoria. 
A f ter wards I went with Coombe who ac- 
msnpantod me to Mr. Isbtster and 
there were Joined by My. Thomas and 
Mr. Beyles, and we had aa interesting 
conver sa tion and an seemed very anxious 
that I might get the appointment: 
all agreeing that it was a sphere of great 

to become much 

'The next day. September 8. 1 received 
1 special miniiw gi r from Captain Petty 
alarming me that the Hudsons Bay 
Patina i ly had given me the appointment, 
md I immediately went to Davis and wa 
rant together to meet M. W., who was 
looting to the teacher's meeting, with 
Vhom I went to her mother and com- 
nnntceted the tatolllgencc. We fixed 
ha following Thursday (aontember 14) 
be our marriage, as wa knew the 
tea to sail wlthta^s firw days flrox 
(ate. we felt the asraaMly of the c 
bdsetru. The next xaornlng Septem b er 
I V appointment I met Captain Patty 
8 Davis rs. Dear M. W, was there, to 
rbem we Introduced ham. Ha i a l ai una l 
aa the vessel -ajen to dan' on Monday, 
Icatember 30, aAfcaevre us lnfonnatieo 


on various other matters and told me tbe 
Company would allow us to take three 
servants. Dear M. W. went to Baby 
and his wife, who were glad to go. Mary 
Herbert also offered herself and after 
some hesitation we accepted her. Others 
would have gone could we have taken 

"On Sunday morning I preached to 
my people, a much larger congregation 
than usual being present, but I did not 
make any special allusion to the event. 
Intending to do so In the evening. The 
Bev. I. L. Knowles was present and came 
into the vestry after tbe prayers and 
offered to preach for me tot tbe evening, 
and was much amazed wben I told bun 
all that had taken place. In the evening 
I preached from Acts xx., 'I have not 
shunned to declare unto you the* whole 
counsel of God.' There was a large 
congregation and great attention: 

"On Monday Davis and myself went 
by appointment to meet Captain Pelly, 
at the East India Docks, to see the 
vessel, the 'Marquis of Bute.' On Wed- 
nesday M. W. and I went alone to 
London on various errands. On our 
return we met with a great disappoint- 
ment. The vicar told us we could not 
be married at Christ Church, neither of 
us being resident in tbe district, and 
recommended us to put it off till Satur- 
day. On consulting however with M. W. 
we resolved not to, but rather I should 
go tbe next morning to Doctor Com- 
mons and get a fresh licence to be mar- 
ried at West Ham Parish Church. I 
accordingly sent word to the church 
wardens of tbe change of arrangements. 
The next morning, September 14, I 
drove to Doctor Commons ln one of 
the carriages and after waiting till about 
1040 1 got the licence altered and reached 
West Ham Ctmrch at about 1130, at 
the door of which I was met by the church 
wardens of Christ Church, and where also 
was asse m bled a considerable concourse 
of children and people. A large portion 
of my congregation was present during 
the ceremony, after which in the vestry 
the church wardens and congregation of 
Christ Church presented me with a 
sliver salver, and a purse of twenty 
guineas, to which, being entirely taken 
by surprise, I replied only by a short 
speech, but from my heart. Afterwards 
we were both overwhelmed with blessings 
and farewells from our people, the children 
of Christ Church school forming a lane 
to our carriage, singing and strewing 
flowers. We breakfasted at dear Mary's 
(now my wife) mother's, the vicar. Lady 
Jane BanI Miss Dyalt and singularly 
enough my dear brother, Coombe, and 
his wife were also present, contrary to 
their expectations. Davis performed the 
ceremony, the vicar giving the bride 
away. We had given up our intention 
of going to Devonshire, and resolved to 
go to Slough instead, and the next morn- 
ing, after doing various errands in Lon- 
don, amongst them going to Doctor 
Commons and resigning my Incumbency, 
'we reached home early In the evening, 
and took up our residence for the remain- 
ing lew days wltb my dear wife's mother. 

"On Sunday* Spteember 17, my last 
at Christ Church, Davis .preached In 
the morning, speaking with much feeling 
of the event. In the evening the vicar, 
who also spoke with great solemnity. 
Numbers of tbe congregation old and 
young, stayed behind to bid us adieu 
wltb every manifestation of affection 
and good win, and thus ended our last 
Sunday at Christ Church. Blessed be 
God for the many marks of His favor 
to cheer us on our way. and to encourage 
us tat His work. Tuesday morning. 
September 10 we embarked. Mr. Reid 
accompanying us to the vessel (East 
India Docks) and Davis also met us 
there. We took three of our communi- 
cants as our servants, Baby, his wife and 
Mary Herbert. The same day we sailed 
to Gravesend; Mr. Tyrrel paid us a 
visit. On Wednesday, Snetember 20. we 
sailed from Gravesend. Thus we bade 
farewell to our native country and to 
our dear friends. On taking a review 
of the last three weeks, they seem very 
wonderful; first the amazing and sudden 
change hi our prospects brought about 
In less than three weeks, namely our 
marriage and departure on a six months' 
voyage to the extreme part of the Wes- 
tern World; secondly, with the great 
clearness with which our Heavenly 
Father marked out our path from the 
beginning, every step being made so plain 
that there was no mt«t»Mi, g it; thirdly, 
the bright sunshine of Divine favor which 
rested on the conclusion of my labors at 
Christ Church revealing 'a depth of 
affection In my people of which I was 
before unconscious . and seeming to con- 
firm the unfailing promise that our work 
and our labors shall not be in vain In 
tbe Lord; fourthly. In the deep Interest 
and sympathy manifested towards us 
by the whole circle of our friends. In 
short, at every step from tbe beginning 
to the end, we were led to admire and 
adore the goodness of 'our Heavenly 
Father and to devote ourselves again 
and again to His service. Glory, glory 
be to His name. Ol that Be may ever 
be with us, and make us to know that 
He has indeed accepted us as His faith- 
ful servants; yea that we are fellow laborers 
with Him; and may we be enabled to 
persevere in wisdom, fath and love. 
undaunted, unwearied even to the end. 
In the name of His dear Son, to whom be 
glory and dominion for ever and ever. 
Amen. Amen. 

"On Thursday September 21 the 
pilot toft us in tbe Downs 

" Sunday September Si + rough day 
so that we were unable to have divine 
service. Captain Moor is a man of good, 
sound common sense, and ready In pro- 
moting,any good work on board. Wben 
at Gravesend Mr. Duncan, one of the 
owner's paid us a visit to whom the 
Captain introduced me, they both ex- 
pressed t hemse l v es much pleased at 
the prospect of my holding divine ser- 

"Our fanow n ssis najtr s are Captain 
Meant asm hie who lately married 
he to In the service of the nudsoos Bay 
Company; JMtos M liter, a niece of Gen- 
eral MUtor British Consul at Honolulu; 
to whom she Is going to be his house- 
keeper ; Mr. Walker also .going to his 

at the Sandwich 

Vary . 

of MM Hudson* Bay Company, nose 
luaelhjs wltb ourselves compose the cabin 
liBssMigrss seven In all. 

"Chapman single man steward to Cap- 
tain Mouat; Wm. Smith his wtm and 
four children going to Vancouver Island 
to tbe service of tbe Hudsons Bay Com- 
pany; Mrs. Brown going to Join her 
husband at Vancouver Island in the 
service of the Hudsons Bay Company; 
Wm. Ftott to service or the Hudson Bay 
Company and fate wife lately married 
returning to Vancouver Island. Baby 
bis wife and Mary Ann Herbert going 
out as our servants; Wm. Baby's son 
Montgomery going to Sandwich Islands 
Margaret Crompton going to. Sandwich 
Islands. These are the steerage passengers 
■jT fr> ^ n in all. 

We were most of us very 11^ with sea- 
sickness during the first, week. Wo got 
out of the Channel and sighted Madeira 
at the distance of sixty miles on October 

"On Sunday October 1 I commenced 
divine service ln the cuddy tot the morn- 
ing at 10:30: in the evening at 7. At- 
tendance good. On Tuesday daily 
evening prayers in, the cuddy by tbe 
Captain's permission. Monday October 

began to learn Chinook tbe patois 
employed In communication with tho 
Indians In Vancouver Island by Captain 
Mouat. He has an Immense flow of 
natural humor. 

^October 12 a foreign vessel came 
within 200 yards today and hoisted her 
ensign which the Captain could not 
make out she did no more than salute 
and pass on. 

" October 13. We nave seen flying flsh 
and venitos. We are now past tbe 
latitude of the Cape Verde Islands the 
thermometer for some days has stood 
at eighty degrees there have boon heavy 
showers accompanied wltb some thunder 
and lightning the rain has been refresh- 
ing in cooling the air and supplying us 
with fresh water for washing. Dear wife 
and I are enjoying going through the 
prophets. God 's goodness in bringing 
us together seems every day more and 
more apparent; blessed be His name for 
this gift. O so*. I down Thy spirit and 
reveal to us the mysteries of Thy King- 
dom in Thy dear Son and give us the 
spirit of wisdom and revelation in the 
knowledge of Him. 

' "October 10. Spoke with the* Wen- 
ford ' from London to Hobarts' Town 
and with the ' Coronandel ' from London 
to Adelaide. We came so near the latter, 
about S o'clock -that the Captains held 
a conversation through their speaking 
trumpets. This morning we saw some 
porpoises. A good deal of rain the last 
two or three days. Thermometer seventy- 
eight to eighty-one degrees." 

Note.— At this point tho diary comes 
to an end evidently with tho intention 
of writing It up later. The voyage of 
six months' duration gave the ladies 
of the ship the opportunity of close 
companionship. One of tho chief modes 
of passing the long days was* for Mr. 
Month and Miss Miller to join Mrs. 
Cridge in her cabin sewing together 
whilst Mr. Cridge frequently read aloud. 
It was during these sewing parties that 
the young bride accomplished tbe feat 
of n»tl r * w t* her husband a black alpacca 
coat the clerical cloth being almost too 
much for tbe Intense heat. She often 
told of tbe difficulties of that coat her 
only guide or pattern being one of the 
made up garments. 

Tbe first break ln the voyage came at 
the Sandwich Islands where there was 
a delightful stay of three weeks Mr. 
and Mrs. Cridge being hospitably enter- 
tained at tbe borne of the clergyman. 
The delight of landing at their first port 
and enjoying the delicious and abundant 
fresh fruit and vegetables and once again 
being on terra flrma after so many 
months was often related by Mrs. 
Cridge as was the final coming Into 
Victoria, Vancouver Island their Journey's 
end on a beautiful spring day April 

1 1866, anchoring off McCautoy Point. 
Victoria must have presented a charm- 
ing sight with its beautiful trees, sloping 
banks of green carpeted with flowers 
tbe first near sight of these flowers being 
a bunch of wild raibee (flowering cur- 
rant) and tbe well-known white lilies 
(dog tooth violet) brought on board by 
Mrs. J. W. McKay of the Hudsons 
Bay Company, to present to the bride 
of his friend, Captain Mouat. The next 
day Governor Douglas sent' a boat for 
tbe clergyman and bis wife and they 
were taken to lunch at his house, delicious 
spring salmon being a feature of that 
meal. Mrs. Cridge on that day was in- 
troduced to Mrs. Hermcken, the wife 
of the doctor (now tbe Hon. J. S. Helm- 
cken) and her young baby of two weeleY 
old. A happy Introduction for the friend- 
ships begun that day was continued by 
the family till the end of tho days of 
Bishop and Mrs. Cridge. 

The parsonage was not ready, so Mr. 
and Mrs. Cridge had to take up their 
abode in the fort, the large airy rooms of 
which were a delight to Mrs. Cridge after 
the cramped quarters of. the ship, but 
she was disappointed in the fulfilment 
of her longing for fresh bread and butter 
and a cup of tea, for she was informed that 
the cows bad not been brought in since 
the winter, so tbe tea was without milk 
and the bread was sour. Tbe Governor 
however, bearing of her wish, with bis 
accustomed courtesy, sent her milk every 
day from bis own dairy, till tbe truant 
cows were brought home. Tbe church 
was being built but not finished, and the 
Governor Immediately took the carpenters 
who were few in number, off the building 
and started them on the Parsonage, so 
that Mr. and Mrs. Cridge should be 
accommodated as soon as possible in their 
own house, the services in the meanwhile 
being held in the fort. Thus commenced 
the new life In the Colony, and the 
prayer that was inscribed in Mr. Crldge's 
diary at the beginning of the voyage; 
was surely answered in every particular, 
for unwearied and undaunted In spirit, 
though brought through many trials, 
he continued God's faithful servant 
right up to tbe end, his last conscious 
words before bis death ln May, 1013, 
aged 06, being: "I was determined, 
determined — as a young man — to know 
nothing save Jesus Christ and Him 

Strike Statistic* 
OTTAWA, Dec. 21. — Sixteen strikes 
involving 98 Arms and 2,486 em- 
ployees took place In Canada during 
November. The total time lost was 
estimated at 26.844 working days, as 
compared with 32.900 days In October 
and 88,448 days in November of last 
year.* Nine strikes were terminated 
during the month. — 

Overcoming U-Bont Menace 
LONDON, Dec. 21. — (By Router's 
Agency) — Reuter's Is authorised to 
say that although it Is true we are 
not destroying more U-boats than are 
being built It is clear from recent at- 
tacks on convoys by surface ships 
that the enemy Is not satisfied with 
tbe results of the submarine cam- 
paign, recognising that It requires as- 

QUEBEC. Dec 21. — Announcement 
was mads yesterday by Hon. L. a. 
Tascnereau. Minister ef Public Works, 
that hotel cooks and their helpers must 
be given a day's holldar every awea 
"Jays. An Act embody las this principle 
will be passed through the Legislature. 

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= A Fitting Tribute to the Memory of the Empire's Greatest Soldier 

The Life of Lord Kitchener, which has been 
produced in motion pictures in seven gigantic 
reels, depicts the 'history of the British Empire 
f6r the last forty years, and shows the work of 
the world's greatest soldier. This is a national 
film, whose message can be read in the farther- 
most corners of the earth, a message that will be 
of interest to the whole world. Whatever has 
been produced in the past, whatever will be pro- 
duced in the future, the "Life of Lord Kitchener" 
will always stand forth now and for all time as 
one of our greatest accomplishments, depicting 
what Britain has done for civilization, especially 
in regards to the welfare of her colonies, neither 
time nor expense has been spared in the effort 
to make the film worthy of the subject. The 
difficulties were almost insurmountable, but they 
have all been overcome, Mr. Rex Wilson, the 
producer, studied for over six months before 
commencing work, taking in all over fourteen 
months to complete. Three different characters 
are featured, each of the correct age at the differ- 
ent periods of Kitchener's life. 

From ,Omdurman to Downing Street, from 
Palestine to Khartoum ; Kitchener talking affairs 
of State and finance with Lord Rothchild, dis- 
guised in the more picturesque, if less character- 
istic garb of an Arab, out in the desert So each 

incident is portrayed. The Council Chamber at 
the Foreign Office, with the members sitting 
when Kitchener hurriedly visits England in order 
to obtain authority to advance on Khartoum; 
Lord Salisbury and Lord Lansdowne questioning 
him; before Omdurman, where the great chief 
forms a new page in history; and so on to the 
fateful August of I914. Scenes in the House of 
Commons follow, with Sir Edward Grey speak- 
ing; the meeting between Lord Roberts anwl 
Kitchener; the wireless across the sea gives out 
the Declaration of War, and the scenes depicting 
the answer of the Colonies to the call of the 
Motherland are deeply impressive; it strikes 
• home as perhaps it has never done before; the 
Government House in Africa where Boer and 
Briton are united is shown, witti General Botha 
making his famous speech in which he declared 
that he would never forget his promise to Lord 
Kitchener; Kitchener reviewing his vast army 
with pardonable pride; now lie is gone, but the 
army he created remains to carry on the work, 
as he would have willed it ; a view of St. Paul's ; 
the Last Post; a golden sunset on a storm-swept 
sea, and from out of the depths rising the strong, 
stern face of Kitchener of Khartoum. Such is a 
brief outline of a subject that will interest the 
whole world today, and eventually become "a 
picture for posterity." - 

Special Musical Programme by Variety Orchestra 

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Variety Iheatre 





On account of the enormous expense entailed in securing this production from England, the 

prices this week will be: 

Matinee 25c Box Seats 35c Children, Matinees Only, 10c 

Evening . . .25c-35c Box Seats 80c These Prica* Do Not lacked* "Aaaejeesnsmt Tax" 


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Imperial Army Instructors to 
United States Troops Will 
Spend Christmas in Victoria 
—Will Be Unofficial Visit, 

Four or five of the Imperial Army 
officer* who are now acting as mili- 
tary Instructors at Camp Lewis, the 
big United States army camp near 
Tacoma, Wash., will arrive in Victoria 
this afternoon to spend Christmas on 
Canadian territory. It will be the 
first lime' they have stepoed on British 
f.oll *lnc»: leaving Liverpool last Sum- 
mer to undertake their new duties in 

l IIC 1 I II It I'll BIHlt'H. 

Capt. Maudsley and Lieut. P. X. 
Shaw will be among the officer*, und 
(he visit Is to be of an lnformul na- 
ture. While In the city they prob- 
ably will take a round or two of golf 
over the Oak Bay links. They will bo 
met on arrival by Major-General R. 
<;. E. Leckle, C.M.G.. the Q.O.C., who 
was Introduced to them while at the 
Lewis Camp manoeuvres a week ago. 

The Imperial officers have seen 
considerable active service In France, 
and were chosen to instruct the Sam- 
mies on account of their proficiency 
in various phases of present-day 


In contravention of the provisions 
of the Weekly Half Holiday Act some 
twenty employers kept their retail 
premises open yesterday afternoon. As 
a result they will be summoned in the 
police court next week and charged 
with offences against the Act The 
Christmas trade was the excuse for 
the offending store proprietors keep- 
ing open. Many places closed at the 
regular closing hour or 1 pvm. 

In addition to the employers the 
police took the names of 303 employ- 
ees who were at work in the open 
Mtorea during the afternoon and eve- 



I An exceptionally good programme 
lias been arranged by Bandmaster W. 
J. Smith for the concert to be given 
this evening by the Fifth Regiment 
Hand in the Royal Victoria Theatre. 
It will mark the first appearance of 
Mr. Potts before a Victoria audience. 
He enjoys a fine record as a concert 
sirtjrer, having sung for several sea- 


Whs, la wall known in the Royal Oak and 
wiikerson Road district. Hla home havlns 
i"«n «t the latter plane prior to the time 
]■«• .went away. H a *■•« ■ been a prisoner-of- 
war In Germany iur nearly two years. 

aons In Covent Oardens, London, 
Kng. ' He has recently returned from 
service at the front. Mrs. A. J. Gib- 
son will act as accompanist. The pro- 
gramme follows: 

March. "Washington Grays". .Graf ul la 
Chorus, (a), "Always Welcome".. 

Wads worth 

Anthem (b), "Hail! Gladening 

Heart" Wads worth 

Overture, "Semiramlde" Ross In* 

Vocal solo, Selected. ..'. Mr. Potts 

Grand selection, "Lucia Di Lam- 

mermoor" Donlsettl 

Air Varle, "Eventide" Rlmmer 

Vlcal solo. Selected Mr. Potts 

Selection, "The Passing Show". .Flnck 

March, "National Emblem" Bagley 

"God Save the King." 


arround the head of the bay to Belle- 

Partonife of Victoria district church showing Christ Church Cathedral as rebuilt in 1872. 


iNews has been received that Driver 
Albert fltacey, of the Canadian Field 
Artillery, a stepson of «. Humphries. 
Wilkinson Road. Victoria, and grand- 
son of William Klrby, Fire Valley. 
West Kootenay, has been admitted to 
the SOth General Hospital, France, 
suffering with Injuries received in 
action. He 'is 24 years of age and 
was born in Winnipeg, Man. He was 
admitted to hospital on December 16. 

Pte. T. Robinson, 31st Battalion, Is 
reported to be at the First West Gen- 
eral Hospital, Fazakeley, Liverpool, 
England. News has come to Mrs. Rob- 
inson, Kent Road, Saanicb, to this 
effect The report states that he /has 
been gassed, his heart being affected, 
but. that ' every care and attention is 
being given him. Pte. Robinson Is one 
of five sons of Mrs. Robinson who are 
now serving "at the front, 

Mrs. Herbert Kent, of 228 Douglas 
Street, yesterday received word by 
letter from her son, Lieut. Marshall 
Aubrey. Kent, that he was removed to 
hospital at Dieppe on November 28, 
suffering from blood poisoning in the 
left foot. Lieut. Kent Is attached to 
headquarters of the 10th Brigade, 
Canadian Field Artillery- As his name 
did not appear In the casualty lists 
it is ' believed the disability from 
which he is suffering will only inca- 
pacitate him for a short time from 
his duties. 


In response to Inquiries sent to the 
Food Controller from the Provincial 
Department of Agriculture, a mes- 
sage was received yesterday by Hon. 
John Oliver, Minister, of Agriculture, 
stating that prices of bran and shorts 
have been fixed at: Bran, $24.50, and 
shorts,- 12 9. r.o in bulk, f.o.b.. Fort Will- 
iam, from mills, cash basis and sacks 
extra. The British Columbia prices 
would be the price at Fort William 
less freight from point of milling to 
point of destination. This price it is 
estimated will mean a saving to the 
farmer of from 18 to $10 per ton. But 
Hon. Mr. Oliver .has again wired tp 
the Food Controller's department ask- 
ing for a straight price on twelve 
carlots f.o.b. Calgary his idea being 
that shipments from that point would 
mean a large saving In freight be- 
tween Fort William and Calgary. 
Sacks according to Mr. Hanna's wire 
are extra about $2 per ton. 

Once definite prices are known it 
will be possible for the Government 
to Inaugurate the campaign for 
greater hog production in this Prov- 
ince. The question of feed is the main 
one to be considered and If supplies 
can be secured at a price which will 
prove reasonable the success of the 
movement will be materially in- 

V. ■• Was App r opriations 
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22— AlmoHt 
$50,000,000 in further appropriations to 
complete war preparations during the 
present fiscal year has been asked in 
deficiency estimates submitted to Con- 
gress since the holiday recess began 
last Tuesday. The navy alone has 
asked for more than $45,000,000 of this, 
and the largest single Item ,1s $15,451,- 
600 for naval ordnance and ordnance 



Inquiry by Federal Trade Commission 
(thews Widespread BaaalfleatMaw of 

Their Hyi 

WASHINGTON, Dec. «.— Cotton aeed 
oil plants, Chicago real estate and 
cattle trade papers . appeared today in 
the records of the federal trade com- 
mission's Inquiry Into the packing In- 
dustry as side .lines Into which the 
control of the big packers has extended. 

When the Inquiry was adjourned over 
the holidays F. J. Heney, ' special coun- 
sel, announced that subsequent hear- 
ings, probably in New 'York; or' Boa- 
ton, will begin with _ the. " BsAatf al- 
leged control of grain fertilize™, dairy- 
ing, dairy feed, butter substitutes, 
leather, hides, poultry and 'canned vege- 
tables, none of which was touched on 
in the first three days' testimony. 

Having' Introduced evidence designed 
to establish the control of the Chicago 
stockyards and . terminal railways by •. 
the Chicago Stockyards Company, ! of 
Maine, promoted and owned In large 
part by J. Ogden, of Chicago, and 



NEW YORK, Dec. 22.— With only 
about a day's supply of fuel In this 
city In excess of its needs, drastic con- 
servation measures were under consid- 
eration today at a conference between 
Albert S. Wlggln and Keeve Schley, 
Fuel Administrators, respectively, for 
New York State and New York County. 

"We are not going to be drastic to 
the extent of causing an Industrial 
eruption, however," said Mr. Wiggln In 
announcing that a conservation commit- 
tee, would be appointed, three members 
of which are to be coalmen. This com- 
mittee's Instructions from the Federal 
Fuel Administration will determine 
■what industries are to be supplied with 
coal after domestic needs have been 

The cutting off of heat and light to 
such places as skating rinks and cab- 
arets, the dimming of electric adver- 
tising Signs and the elimination of 
excess lighting In public places are 
understood to be some of the measures 
which probably will be taken to save 


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Frederick P. Prince, of Boston, Mr. 
Heney developed from witnesses today 
that Armour & Company are interested 
also in elevin other stockyards. It had 
been testified previously that the Mor- 
ris group of packers owned most of the 
Kansas City yards, and that Swift was 
Interested In the St Paul yards. 

Mr. Heney charged that by control- 
ling the principal cattle markets of the 
country the packers are In a position 
to manipulate the nation's meat supply 
as well as dictate prices to both pro- 
ducers and consumers. He said that 
the large profits of the stockyards and 
railway companies came chiefly from 
the producers, who pay storage, feed 
and hauling charges, whlob constitute 
the bulk of the company's income. 

■olTlng Irish Question 

DUBLIN, Dec. 22. — In a speech here 
last night. In which he dealt with the 
probable results of the Irish conven- 
tion, Sir Horace Plunkett, chairman 
of the convention, was hopeful for the 
future. He said that while he was 
unable to yet promise a unanimous 
report, the convention had agreed on 
so many points that it would certain- 
ly leave the Irish question better than 
It had found It 


While these precautions were being 
considered, coal dealers announced that 
more coal for New York City reached 
New Jersey tidewater points today than 
had been received there in a like period 
this Winter. 



SEATTLE, Dec. 22,— John R. ' Llnde. 
milk wagon driver, at Bremerton, where 
one of the most important navy yards 
In the United States is located, was 
married two weeks ago. His wife Is 
said to have told friends It cost them 
$400 a month to live, and tonight her 
husband is in Jail here on suspicion of 
being a German spy, and his record it 
being investigated by- Federal agents. 

He is said to have been in the Brit- 
ish navy and to have been captured 
by the Germans when the cruiser 
Karlsruhe sank his ship. Later he 
reached the United States by eome 
means not clearly shown. Linde claims 
he Is a native of Russia. 

There are very few today who will 
recognize this church, who have at- 
tended service in it, at any rate. This 
is pretty much as it looked when I 
first saw it as a youth. I attended 
it often to please my mother, as her 
escort, and she was a devout member. 
She was a great admirer of Mr. 
Crldge, the rector, who was really 
chaplain to the company (Hudson's 
Bay Company), and the church was 
built for him In 1856, prior to which 
services were held in the Fort. The 
name, 1 suppose, was given by the 
company, but subsequently was 
changed to Christ Church by Mr. 
Cridge, after his church he had Just 
left In London. Mr. Crldge succeed- 
ed Mr. Stains as chaplain to the com- 
pany, and arrived in the Marquis of 
Bute In 1855. When the company 
moved from Fort Vancouver to Fort 
Victoria in 1848, they moved their 
church also, if I might so express It, 
for they brought the register of the 
Fort Vancouver church, and it was 
continued and used In the church 
here, and also the communion ser- 
vice of Fort Vancouver is in posses- 
sion of Christ Church Cathedral to- 
day. The original building was erect- 
ed by William Leigh, who -was town 
clerk for years of Victoria (this has 
been stated before). The portrait of 
Mr. Crldge, a saintly man, beloved by 
all, of all denominations, is the earli- 
est I know of, and is by Maynard. 
Mr. Crldge became bishop of the Re- 
formed Episcopal Church on its for- 
mation, and died May 7, 1913. at the 
age of 96, having been a resident of 
Vicforla for 68 years. The original 
church was burned down in 1869, and 
rebuilt in 1872. 

But I did not start out to tell all 
this, but to tell what I remember of 
.the choir and organ of this, the ph»- 
neer church of Victoria. I was re- 
calling a certain old-timer lately, 
whom I remembered as a member of 
the choir, and this recalled others, 
and then the next question. Were 
there any left besides myself to tell 
the tale? I went through all I could 
think of, and then a name came to 
me. Yes, there Is Mrs. Atwood Wil- 
son, of St. Charles Street, and she 
was the first organist, and the writer 
the first organ-blower. As I have 
before stated, this first • organ was an 
ancient affair, having three barrels, 
colored yellow, green and red. and 
each barrel was good for ten tunes. 
The organ stood in the gallery of the 
church at the west end. A keyboard 
was Improvised for this grinder, 
which was used by Mrs. Wilson at 
morning service, and the tunes for 
the hymns were ground out in the 
evenings by the writer. The maker 
of the keyboard was a W. 8. Seeley, 
proprietor of the Australian House, 
at the north end of James Bay bridge, 
who was said to be an organ-builder. 



Former Awbaaaa d ar Gerard Pahata to It* 

Kgecte la Varlon. Ptrattteeja China's 

Kntraare lata War 

— Pasta br Olfceoa. 

The above photograph ahows seven of the members of the Mother Otow Club Ja a picturesque dance, om of "the saanv 
*£***2«* # **»l nr *« arranged for the performance ©f the charming little operetta The Land of Dolls," to be pioasiiiml In 

the Princess Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday. January I ami X, Mrs. J. C. Newbury has trained the young people 
«* <*» •» l «2f J nment. Th * •"*"• IM,t ^roepmU w »l «• *• the Halifax Relief Fund. Thay art, from taft to right—tVr 
• Phillip*. Marjorls Gibbon*, John Davidson, Dorothy Ueake. Nellie Catterall. Irene Bailey, and below Kathleen Oaua. 

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22.— The 
danger of German propaganda de- 
signed to ruin the morale of the 
Allies was emphasized by James W. 
Gerard, former Ambassador to Oarmanr. 
in an address here tonight . at the thirty- 
seventh annual fcatlvai of tha New Ens- 
land Society of Pennsylvania. With Dr. 
Wellington Koo. Chtaeee Minlater to tha 
United states, he predicted the downfall of 
the Central Power*. 

"German propaganda In the United 
State*. Russia, Sweden and Brasil." said 
Mr. Gerard, "la a great menace to an 
Allied victory. What has happened la 
Russia Is the moat striking; example." 

"Nothing seems more Interesting-." said 
Dr. Koo, "than tha entry of China into 
tha war. She la tha lateat member, to 
enter Into the partnership agalnat tha 
Central Powers. Throughout tha length 
and breadth of China the sentiment la, 
'We will contribute our bit.' " 






GENEVA. Friday. Dec. 21.— Accord- 
ing to a report In diplomatic circles In 
Berne the German representatives in 
neutral countries already have re- 
ceived tha German Emperor's Christ- 
mas proposals for peace, which will 
be divulged to the world Christmas 
Sire. . 

Tha conditions reported la the pro- 
posals are reported to be far mora 
conciliatory than have been former 
documents on the subject, but vague 
and elastic, and with no explicit dec- 
laration of German's terms. 

A few years later the south wing was 
added to the church, and the ladies, 
headed by Miss Martha Douglas (Mrs. 
Dennis Harris), Mrs. Macdonald. Miss 
Reid, and others, collected enough to 
buy a new organ, which waa erected 
on the ground floor of the new wing. 
We were very proud of this new one. 
and the choir received a fresh im- 
petus In consequence. After serving 
as blower of the new organ for some 
time I waa promoted to the choir, 
singing treble, and sitting next a 
young lady. I might say that my old 
friend Walter Chambers waa Induct* 
ed Into the position of organ-blower. 
Well! of the choir members, there 
was, as a f o r esaid. Mrs. Atwood Wil- 
son, Mrs. W. J. Macdonald. Mine Reid 
(her sister), the Misses Annie and 
Harriet Thorn (afterwards), Mrs. H. 
8. Mason, and Mrs. Nelson (who mar- 
ried a naval Instructor). Mrs. Jos. 

Trutch, Mrs. . Holland and Mrs. 

(Rev.) A. C Garrett The gentlemen 
members were Dr. J. C Davie, Alex- 
ander (his brother). Mr. WUIoughby, 
Albert r. Hicks, Robert Jenklnson 
and George Emery, the builder of 
the first bridge over James Bay- I 
might add that prior to the building I 
of this bridge all traffic for James 
Bay went via Humboldt Street and j 

r ille Wfeot. — I aBdUia E* pledged fo~ 
note the names of any other mem- 
bers of the choir. If there, are any 
left out. but I have done my beet. The 
second - portrait Is that of Mrs. At- 
wood Wilson, who Joined the choir 
In 186*. Mr. Crldge wets born in 
Bratton, Devonshire, on December 
17. 1817. so this is the centenary of 
his birth. 



of Mesa 
Pra t ta t Frees 

la industry 

Said to Have 

VANCOUVER. B.C.. Dec. 22— The 
World says: 

"The B. C. Government's ten per 
cent industrial taxation act has de- 
veloped Into a sore spot with the re- 
presentative mining industry of the 
Province, and a concerted protest will 
be laid before the House when the 
Legislature" convenes again early In 
the new year. Strong representation 
will be made to have mining exempt- 
ed from the' industrial tax. ' In the 
past, owing to the need of encour- 
aging development and capital Invest- 
ment here, industrial legislation was 
regarded aa apart and separate from 


The subject for the Open Forum 
for today is "The Movie Picture 
in Modern Life." Mr. O, W. 
Beattie will speak on "Its Growth 
and Present Position," and Rev. 
Unsworth on "Its Influence — Good 
or Bad?" The meeting, will be 
held in the Odd Fellows' small 
hall at 3:45 o'clock. 

1M>1 til. AS HKI.I. 

Killed in action November 7. Ha left with 

the llth Battalion. For IS years he served 

with the Army and Navy. Mrs. Hell, hla 

wife. Uvea at 868* Cedar Hill Road. 

mining legislation, and the appeal to 
the Government will be that the 
mining representatives want mining 
left out of the ten per cent act. 

"Until recently the Intent of the 
act as regards the mining Industry 
was a matter of doubt, some holding 
that it did not apply, others contend- 
ing that it did. Along came Mr. A. 
B. Clabon at a recent meeting of the 
Vancouver Chamber of Mines, how- 
ever, with a clinch to the argument, 
by asserting that he has been aasuretl 
by those In charge of the act that It 
Is intended to apply to the mining in- 
dustry as well as others." 

CALGARY, Dec. 22. — Calgary's con- 
tributions to the Halifax Belief Fund 
are 134.486 to date, with subscription!* 
to be added that will bring the total 
up to 140.000. 

A Priceless Gift 

As a Christmas gift to those who require them, 
a pair of glasses is about as fitting a remembrance 
as can be imagined. 

Good Eyesight for Your 
Loved Ones 

You can arrange all the details of such a gift 
with us now. The lenses will be carefully and 
scientifically fitted after the holidays. 

"A Good Gift to Give" 


Central Building 

622 View Street 



Has lots of Time 
For Reading! 

5 HE can take that little jaunt to the 
Library as often ai she pleases; en- 
joy her favorite authors to "her 
heart's desire"; and, above all, stay 
young through saving that precious ner- 
vous energy formerly spent in baking 
over a hot range. All in the 15 hours it 
takes to turn a 50-lb. sack of flour into 
bread. _„ 

JMpjPR ACTING on the advice of Amer- 
ica's foremost cooking experts, when 
she reads Instead of baking. For, haven't 
they proven "time and again" that baker's 
bread can be bought for leas money than 
ths housewife can buy the material alone, 
with which to bake. Now she Is using 
Shelly*! 4-X Bread — equal to her luckiest 
bake — and fresh every day. 




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Convalescents at Qualicum 
Beach Hospital Given Christ- 
mas Tree— Saint Nicholas 
Attends Party in Person. 

NANAIMO. Osc. !2.— Tbs Bastion 
Chapter. Imperial Ordsr Daughters of 
tbs Empire and tbe Malaeplaa Ctaepten 
of the mmm order, made a trip to the 
Qualleum Beach Military Convalescent 
Hospital on Thursday evening. wh« 
they gave the Wyi a Christmas tree la 
tbe good old-faahloned style. 

The committee Ip charge of the enter- 
tainment confuted of mother* who hare 
sons at the front* The tods «»»• the 
ladles a great rsoeetlon, who want out 
in tha afternoon and decorated the hall 
where the featlvitles were bald and to 
put the Chrletmaa present a on tha tree 
for each af the bore. 

Tha rarga toll w»» beautifully decor- 
ated. While ttora waa a present for 
each of tha man. tha Maleaplea Chap- 
tar also donated • large amount of 
noma made candy and plenty of cig- 
arettes. No parson waa overlooked In 
tha distribution. One of tha member* 
of tha chapter mada an excellent Santa 
Glaus, distributive «'»• e*Wts with an 
appropriate word of good cheer for ooch 
of tbs recipients. At tha conclusion, the 
men. in appreciation of tha effort* of 
tha committee and the chapter*, cava 
three hearty cheer*, with many tiger*. 
Capt. Aylmer, officer co mman ding the 
Convalescent Hospital, gave a few 
words of appreciation of tha effort* of 
tha ladies. 

At the closa of tha entertainment tha 
floor was cleared and there wa* danc- 

- _ . 


itr. W. N. L. McLsod, of Vancouver, 
la a visiter in the city for the Christ- 
ina* holidays. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morth, of North- 
Held, left this morning for the Main, 
land, where they will spend the vaca- 
tion with relatives. 

feud al P o int aio »at 


Mr. Hoy Roberta arrived yesterday 
from t|M Mainland, and Intend* 
Mending too week-end In tba city. 

Mr. E, Hampton and son, of Van- 
couver, are visitors in tba city for n 
few days. 

Mr. -t. Gillett arrived from Neneese, 
and left yesterday for the Mainland. 

Mr. John Stanson. Mrs. Stanson and 
two children, of Qualicum Boaob. are 
registered at the Windsor Hotel. 

Mlse M. Torke. of Vancouver, is In 
the city for a short vacation. 

Mlse Murray, of tbe Nanalmo High 
Bcheol teaching staff, has left for Van- 
couver, where ahe will apend the Christ- 
mas holiday* visiting with friend*. 

Mr. Jt Plercy, of Vancouver, 
business visitor in town. 

is a 

Mr. J. D. Barrett, of Chilli wack. 
arrived in the city last evening from 
the Capital en route home. 

Mr. L. Harris, who Has- been spend- 
ing tbe past two weeks visiting Na- 
nalmo and the Island, has returned to 
the Mainland, where he will spend the 

Mr. Fred 1 Jackson, or New "West- 
minster, la a visitor In Nanalmo for a 
few days. 

Mr. L. J. Biggs, of Qualicum Beach, 
who arrived In tbe city Friday eve- 
ning, has left for the Mainland, where 
he will spend several days on busi- 

Mr. II. D. Ryall, of Duncan, is in 

Mr. Robert Larson la a business 
visitor In the city for a few days from 

Mr. R. Q. Holmes, of Seattle, who 
has been spending some time In the 
city, has left an route homo via the 

Mr. W. A. Scott and Mrs. Scott, of 

Among tbe Union Bay. visitors 
registered at tbe Windsor Hotel are: 
Mr. R. Sinton, Mr. 8. Sibley. Mr. Fred 
Johnson, Mr. A. F. Stasey, Mr. A. 
Olrrlsh, Mr. R. M. Stench, Mr. F. E. 
Scallon, Mr. J. Scallon, Mrs. B. C. 
Seolay. Mr. J. E. Lemolne and Mr. C. 

Mr. W. Murray, of Vancouver, la 
spending a few days In tbe city on 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Nelson, of 
Qualicum Beach, passed through hero 
today en route to Vancouver, where 
they Intend to spend the Christmas 
holidays with relatives. 

Mr. N. 0. Clarke, of Vancouver, af- 
ter a short business trip to the city 
has returned home. 

Among the Vancouver visitors reg- 
istered at tbe Windsor Hotel are: Mr. 
C. J. Phlnney, Mr. Lionel J. Peake, 
Mr. J. Hartley. Mr. George A. Scott, 
Mr. F. Thomson and Mr. E. M. Mc« 
Man Is. 

Mr. Thomas Graham, or the Cana- 
dian Collieries at Cumberland, is in 
town for the week-end. 

Mr. W. A. Owen, of Cumberland, ar- 
rived in tbe city last evening for a 
short holiday In the city. 

' Mr. C. L. Holt, of Port Albernl, has 
left for San Francisco for the Winter 

Mr. H. 8. Riley, of Qualicum Beach, 
is in Nanalmo for tbe week-end. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Dler, who have 
been spending the past week In Van- 
couver visiting relative* and friends, 
returned home on last evening's boat. 

Mr. Jack Hlndmarah and bride, 
who waa Miss Ida McKensle, returned 
home last evening from their honey- 
moon trip to the Mainland. 

Among the passengers from Van- 
couver last evening on the 88. Prin- 
cess Patricia, wore: Miss Grant, 
Capt. and Mrs. Bradford, Mr. C. R. 
Masters, Mr. F. H. Shepherd. Mr. 
Adam Neen, Mrs. Joseph Handle, Mrs. 
McCutcheon. Alderman and Mrs. Co- 
burn and Mr.» George S. Hougbam. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer, of 
Newcastle Townsite. have left for 
Vancouver, where they will spend the 
Christmas holidays with relatives. 

Mr. and Mrs. Drcany, of Sedgwick, 
Alberta, are visiting Mrs. Dreany's 
sister, Mrs. Herman Hunter, of Ken- 
nedy Street, prior to continuing their 
trip to Southern California. 

Mr. John Doyle, of this city, has re- 
ceived word of the death of his father, 
Joseph Doyle, which occurred at Pick- 
ering. Ont, on Thursday last. The 
decased was 80 years of age and had 
been ill for a short time. 

Gasetted as Second Lieutenant 

Lieut E. J. Grelg, eldest son of Mr. 
and Mrs. James Grelg, of Duncan, has 
been recently gasetted second lieu- 
tenant in the Grenadier Guards. 

Receives Letter from W. Miller 
Mr. "Pop- Gouge, of the Eagle Ho- 
tel, has received a letter from Billy 
Miller, who, writing from "Somewhere 
in France" with the «th Canadian En- 
campment Company, wishes to be re- 
membered to all old .Nanalmo and 
Ladysmitb friends. 

Wouldn't It Be Nice to 
Have Good Sound Teeth 
to Begin 1918 

It certainly would, and you ■ can 
certainly have sound teeth for Jan- 
uary first. 

Thero is ample time to perform 
the necessary corrective work if you 
come in tomorrow or Wednesday, 
and our helpful pay-as-you-can will 
prove of great assistance to you. 

And any work we perform will be 
of the highest scientific standard— 
skilfully executed — made for service 
and comfort— and satisfaction guar- 
anteed, a 

If your teeth need replacing, have 
this important work performed by 
and act our bridges in the making. 
Open evenings— Monday, Wednesday 
and Friday— till 8 o'clock, 

Our Page) Are Moderate— You 
Pay aa Yon Can 

Dr Gilbert's 

Denial Parlor* 


NANAIMO. Dec. 22. — Young's Hall. 
Victoria Crescent, was filled last night 
with tha Nanalmo High School pupils 
for tha reunion of past and present 
pupils being given. A concert, sup- 
per and danee provided the enter- 
tainment. The success of the affklr 
la due to tbe Literary Society of the 
High School, the members of which 
did everything possible to make the 
entertainment enjoyable. 


NANAIMO, Dec. 22.— The Cumber- 
land mines made a record output this 
week. One day the output totalled 
l.m tone and the 1.800 mark has 
been maintained steadily all week. 

Slams Chorea Door 
SOMENOS. — When the Rev. Mr. 
NUon read an appeal for tbe support 
of Vnioa Government at last Sunday 
afternoon's service at the Bomeoos 
Methodist Church one of the prominent 
members of the church who is a great 
supporter of Sir Wilfrid Laurter rose 
and left tbe building slamming the 
door determinedly behind him. 

A farewell dance was given at Dun- 
can to Mr. Maurice Geoghegan hafore 
he left for tha Federated Malay States. 

Corp. J. B. Bell or the 107th Koot- 
euey Rangers has come home on leave 
from tha Morrisey Camp near Vernon. 

Mr. V. A. Bishop formerly of fiome- 
nos Lake is now serving with an 
engineering division of the United 
States army in Maryland. 



DUNCAN, Dec ::.— Children of the 
Methodist Sunday School were delight- 
ed and surprised when Santa Clause 
paid a viadt to their entertainment 
held last evening in the Odd Fallows* 
Hall. There were many children 
gathered there and Santa Clause had 
a present for every one of them. The 
delight of the children knew no 
bounds when Santa came down and 
shook hands with many of the wee 
tots, and had a happy remark for 
them all. 

Recitations, choruses, duets and 
quartettes formed tbe programme. 
The quartette rendered by Miss Wil- 
liams and Miss Elliott and Messrs. 
Williams and Elliot, ex- pupils of the 
Coqualeetaa Institute, calls for special 
mention. At the close of the* pro- 
gramme many games ware greatly 
enjoyed and a supper waa served. The 
Ladies' AM and officer s and teachers 
of the Sunday School are eaponslble 
for the success of the evening. 

Mrs. Rushton haa returned home 
after visiting in Victoria and Seattle 
for the past few wee k s. 

Mlsa O lady a Loma*. who haa been 
attending tbe Duncan High School, 
left for*her home at Cowtchan Lake 
this morning, whore ahe intends to 
spend the Christmas holidays. 

Miss Donna Kerr, who has been at- 
tending the. B. C. University in Van* 
couver, is expected home tomorrow to 
spend the Christmas holidays. 

Rev. C. M. Tate, of Victoria, has 
been in Duncan, renewing acquaint- 

Mr. Thomas O'Conneli, Dominion 
constable, of Nanalmo, is in Duncan 
on official business. 

Miss Kathleen Whlttome, who has 
been attending St. George's School, 
Victoria, has arrived home for her 

Miss Kathleen Hoy left yesterday 
afternoon for her home at Cobble 
Hill, after attending the Duncan High 
School for the past term. 

Onr. Wallas* Whidden, a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. R. H. Whidden, of Duncan, 
who received injuries when playing 
football several weeks ago. Is now out 
of tbe hospital and visiting his home 
In Duncan for a few days. 

Many customers of the Duncan 
Tradtng Co. will be sorry to lean that 
Mr. Dave McColl, who has driven the 
delivery car for that firm for several 
years, expects to give up bis position 
the end of this' month. 

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ford were pass- 
engers on the northbound train today. 
returning from tbelr honeymoon trip 
to Healy. B. C. 

Mr. R. Blackwood-Wileman. of 
Duncan, is visiting Vancouver. 

Mrs. Scboley returned to her homo 
at Cowtchan Lake today after a short 
visit in Duncan. 



fttor to tha Salter wtU tM laa art ad 
ever the s r se ar signature aa* ad- 

the writer. Ttsta rate eeaalis af 

*""'"*■ whom — f jn last 


Temperance Hall, which was Oiled 
to Its capacity with an interested and 
appreciative audience Wednesday 
evening, when the Keating school 
gave Its Christmas concert. 

The programme of recitations, drills, 
dialogues and cboruses waa greatly 
enjoyed. The teachers, Mrs. Wright 
and Miss McKenzle, were given great 
praise for the way in which the items 
were carried through. 

Mr. Brooks acted aa chairman an 1 
Mlsa Budd contributed greatly to the 
success and pleasure of tbe evening 
In playing the music for the drills. 

A collection was taken for the Red 
Cross that amounted to 114.85. The 
sale of candy brought In 111. From 
these proceeds $2 was paid for the 
use of the hall and IS to the Women's 
Institute for (he piano fund. 

Cowlchan School Closes 

Cowichan Station School held its 
closing entertainment on Friday 
night, a fairly big audience being pre- 
sent in the hall despite the four in- 
ches of snow that desoended during 
the afternoon. The Juniors and 
seniors of the school supplied most 
of the entertainment, the games ar- 
ranged being much enjoyed by all. 
Among the assisting talent who gave 
very welcome numbers were Mrs. 
Barclay, Mr. Fleetwood, and Mr. 
Boucher. Mr. Ballard lent his phono- 
graph, which waa very useful in sup- 
plying Incidental music. During the 
evening the secretary of the school 
board delivered an excellent address. 

Broken Leg Mending 
NANAIMO. Dec. 82.— Mr. James 
Foy. of Prideaux Street, employed as 
a driver In No. 1 Western Fuel Com- 
pany's mine, who had his leg broken 
In the mine Tuesday, la reported to 
be progressing favorably In the hos- 
pital. — 

Qucenril School Aids Halifax 
NANAIMO. Dec. 82.— The pupils of 
Mlse Gordon's class in the Quesnell 
School held a 'Giving Cross" enter- 
tainment Friday afternoon In which 
ovary pupil gave a present which will 
be forwarded to tbe destitute chil- 
dren ©r Halifax. During the course 
of the afternoon en enjoyable pro- 
gramme waa rendered. Contribution* 
were received at the door from tbe 
parent* who attended. 

NANAIMO, Dee. 93/— Tbe children of 
the Nanalmo public schools have this 
month contributed 1108.50 to the Prla 
onara of War Fund. 

Duty of 

No one who keeps himself Inform- 
ed of events connected with the war 
can fail to reach a realisation that the 
safety of free government ilea In the 
destruction of the power of the Ger- 
man autocracy. The Hun's insane 
thirst for world domination la shown 
in his barbaric methods of conducting 
tha light, in the cruelties ha practises, 
in the reckless abandon with which 
he disregards solemn treaties and 
tramples upon the weak. Facing such 
an enemy, running amuck in a frensy 
of wanton murder, the duty and the 
necessity of the Allies become Identi- 
cal. He must be overpowered, strait- 
Jacketed and placed beyond the possi- 
bility of ever again terrorising the 
world. This must be dene to make 
the world "safe for orderly freedom." 
and. aa Col. Roosevelt nays, "then, 
and not until then, our purpose In 
this war will, have been achieved."— 
Washington Post. 


NANAIMO. Dec. tt.— The Canadian 
PaetSo Railway steamship service haa 
announced the coming into effect or 
Its nana! Christmas holiday schedule 
of rates. Commencing Saturday and 
on Monday and Tuesday. December 
24 and 2». special return rates of one 
and one-third ordinary fares will he 
operative. These will be good for re- 
turn up to and Including January 4. 

Wrist Waashoa, 
Watches of all kinds, and at prices to 
salt all purses, f. u Harnaa. lilt 

aewtr «leee*%reT -VYeash Ortma.- ThU 
sew i ss uer seea tagat to tha actual imi 
pf ~gto sfisato> sat atoals a sisajlili aad 

Sir.— Will you please contradict a 
statement which appeared under Lieut. - 
Colonel Warden's picture In a recent 
edition of Tha Colonist to the effect 
that "the 102nd Rett, is no more. 
Its Identity as a separate unit dis- 
appeared a few days ago when it waa 
'posted to tbe 2nd Central Ontario 

This statement, which 4s a cruel 
distortion of fact, has caused consider- 
able trouble, grief and annoyance. 

The facta are that tbe 102nd Cana- 
dian Infantry Battalion still maintains 
Its Identity as a separate fighting unit, 
but la August it was posted to the 
2nd Centra; Ontario Regiment. This 
means that wa now draw reinforce- 
ments from Ontario and that we are 
included In the Ontario battalions, 
our own R. C. men, as tbey are struck 
off our strength on return to England 
being reposted to B. C. units. This Is 
hard enough, both on tbe battalion 
and tha men. but they have at least 
respected our identity. 

The change waa brought about owing 
to the difficulty of obtaining recruits 
from B. C. v- 

Your article, and others of a similar 
nature in other papers have done much 
to give anxiety to friends and relations, 
many of whom nave addressed letters 
wrongly, under tbe Impression that 
tbe 102nd is extinct. 

Please give as much publicity to 
these facts as to the former mis-state- 
ment. ^ 


Major. Act. C. O.. 102nd Inf. Batt., 
in the Field; November 27, 1917. 

Ministry of Demobilisation 

Sir. — Just a few lines to express my 
approval of your recent suggestion of 
tbe desirability or creating a special 
portfolio to efficiently handle the 
business of re-establishing the re- 
turned soldier In civil lire. 

The* undertaking is big enough and 
distinctive enough in character, not 
only to warrant, but to imperatively 
demand a special department; and 
especially no as tbe complete satis- 
faction that Is. and will be, required 
In the result or any offlclal work con- 
nected with tbe returned soldiers is 
only obtainable by reason or business- 
like precision, despatch and general 
efficiency, that in turn can only be 
obtained by a compact and directly 
responsible organization. 

Since tbe task is the satisfactory 
re-establishment | n civil lire or about 
half a million private soldiers, and 
possibly thirty or forty thousand officers. 
I suggest tbat tbe only sensible and 
proper course is to fill every position 
In tbe proposed new department from 
tbe minister's portfolio to the office 
boy's Job with a returned private soldier 
— thus the business or the repatriation 
department will be commenced with 
its formation. 

From every walk in life these men 
responded to the call to arms, and 
we know that in addition to vigor. 
initiative, education, and a high sense 
of duty, we have enough brain in the 
rank and file of our Canadian army to 
adequately fill any Government office 
in the girt of tbe Canadian people. 
Tbat being so. tbere is no reason/ 
why returned men should not form 
and operate a Government Department 
in the Interest of returned men and 
the public at large as successfully or 
more successfully than any other 
class of cldaen — and every reason why 
tbey should. 

I' say that the personnel of this pro- 
posed organisation can be more ap- 
propriately made up of ex-privates 
who have returned from tbe country's 
war than any other citizens. None 
of tbe citizens have greater ability — 
none have greater right to serve in an 
official capacity the country tbey 
have fought for — and certainly none 
can have more sympathy with tbe 
returned men or more knowledge o 
their requirements than tbe men them- 

I say men rather than officers, for 
tbe reasons that while it is admitted 
that the officers, like the rank and file, 
bad pre-war experience in all walks 
of life and are probably of equal capa- 
city, they do not so urgently require 
re-lnstatement in civil life as do the 
men, having been in receipt or adequate 
pay while in tbe army and a much 
larger pension on leaving tbe army 
than the men, while obviously having 
neither more nor less brain and brawn 
to maintain on their pay or pension 
than the men. 


Esquimau Military Hospital, Esqui- 
mau, B.C., December 22, 1917. 

' Mr. Brewster's Opportunity 

Sir, — with the all but extermina- 
tion of the dyed-ln-the-wool Liberals 
aa evidenced last Monday, with the 
triumph of loyalty, patriotism and 
unionism over tbe forces of extreme 
partisanship run mad. with the citi- 
zenship of British Columbia voicing 
Its sentiments In no meaningless terms 
— with our manhood and womanhood 
bursting the narrow confines of party 
and uniting upon great principles — 
what does It mean if not political 
emancipation? /fever can we descend 
again Into the meaningless mass of 
party prejudices and old political 
alignments, nor waste time, energy 
and means In fighting phantoms. With 
the best of both political extremes 
united, let us look to the future with 
hope and surety that a brighter 
political atmosphere has been created, 
that in politics men will be men and 
women women, and united upon the 
great questions which are paramount 
to the nation's welfare. 

We see It. The hon. leader of the 
Provincial Government saw < It, and 
saw it more clearly on Monday last. 
Let us hope that In that clearness of 
vision he sees still further and will 
apply to his Cabinet the same prin- 
ciples that Sir Robert has adopted. 
Tbe public sees, and will do so more 
clearly, and wUl, within tbe very near 
future, demand as high a standard of 
loyalty, patriotism and honor in the 
British Columbia Governmsnt as they 
have emphatically endorsed In Fed- 
eral affairs. 

On to Unionism. Brewster, and we 
are with you. On, Brewster, on I 

210 Campbell Building, Victoria. 
R.C.. December 20. ltlT. 

Urljr that are very grateful for our 
Christmas remembrance: families that 
are baring a hard struggle to make 
both ends meat, pay doctors' bills, and 
the| r daily expenses. In homes suou 
aa these tbere would be no Christmas 
cheer for the children If we felled to 
MM them a hamper. A Fri endly Help 
Christmas ham par contains groceries, 
vegetables, a piece of meat, articles of 
new clothing for children, candy aad 
fruit. If any friends would like to 
provide a family with a Christmas dm* 
ner. we win be only too pleases to give 
tbe names of deserving sues. We have 
at. present a list of eighty fajalllea. and 
we are afraid tbat tbe list will lacrosse 
to one hundred before Christmas. Aay 
assistance In money, provisions, aad 
new elothlag will be most acceptable. 
* Beglnalng on* Monday, December IT, 
the Friendly Help rooms Jo tbe Market 
Building will be open all aay; tbe beers 
are from 0:10 until 4. 

President ef Friendly Help. 
Dec 14, 1017. 

■ ■ . I ItVI 

JUr.— Just new there are so many 
calls upon tbe public far aid and sym- 
pathy that we feel a little diffident 
about asking assaslssri for tbe Friend- 
ly Help Asesciattoa. But "the peer are 
always with ua"; and although there 
la pleutx ef work for men, and 
tee, we Mill have many who mn 
lag eaaistaoce. At tha present time ear 
meet evgsut eases are widows with 
small children, end famine* where tbe 
father, or wage-earner, is told aside by 

Although we have a smaller- number 
this rear to assist, those being aided 
require me re , end preristons hate al- 
most doubled In price, Tbere are 

Te Ike School 

Sir — I should like to make a sug- 
gestion to the city school trustees by 
means of your paper. Please notice 
I am not doing this in any carping 
spirit, but a printed letter always con- 
veys more to the eye than a written 
one. otherwise I should have sent to 
them privately. Besides, one suggestion, 
even If not practicable may bring 
others from the readers of Tbe Colonist 
that are. 

Being a mother, although my child- 
ren are not old enough to go to school 
yeat, I take a great Interest In educa- 
tion; and what I wish to suggest will, 
I am almost sure improve our present 
school system — excellent though It is. 

We all know tbat persons even with 
the best Intentions In the world are 
u liable to get into ruts or grooves and 
'then tbeir usefulness deteriorates; so 
I think a system similar to that of the 
London School Board, which has the 
best collection of mistre ss es and masters 
in England, would work well here. 

Every hour's work during tbe year 
Is accounted for In what Is called a 
weekly record book, which must be 
kept up to date. This only necess it a t es 
about five minutes writing each day; 
but tbe great thing is the use it Is 
put to. The bead teacher or an In- 
spector may want to see how things 
are getting on in a c »*ss aad open up 
the record book and aay to tbe teach- 
er, "I see you took such-and-such in a 
geography lesson last Monday week. 
Well Just question them on It," or 
"Just run through it again, and 111 
question them on it." Many of my 
friends, who are still mistresses In the 
London schools, told me tbat they hated 
tbe sight of the book at first, but are 
more than pleased now, because it is 
a means .of getting credit for then* 
efforts In their work, and their c las s es* 
can only be examined In what is re- 
corded as having been done. As well 
as this, the yearly increase In salary 
is conditional upon good school re- 
ports and also upon the teachers 
success in obtaining various certificates 
for work that tbe Board sets. For 
Instance, one year tbe board may say 
tbat lectures will be given In "Hand 
and Eye Training", another year in 
"School Hygiene." "Physical Exer- 
cises," etc., and the teachers In order 
to qualify must go to the classes which 
are held in tba evenings or Saturday 
mornings for one hour each week. 
An examination In tbe subject may 
or may not be given, but attendance at 
the lectures count In either case. 
These classes were also a bugbear at 
first but outside of the financial re- 
ward to them, the teachers meet and 
exchange Ideas and tbe chief thing of 
all tbe teachers become students again, 
and realise what tbey had begun to 
forget, but the children never forget, 
that it Is not always easy to learn, 

This being tbe day of the specialist, 
It is, these that are needed for the more 
advanced pupils. 

Tbe work of tbe city teachers in their 
present schools Is known to tbe School 
Board officials, but will these same 
teachers be able to do equally good 
work with more advanced pupils. 
They may or may not be able. Suppose 
strange teachers came Into the city, 
is it fair to tbe children and their 
parents to appoint them only on tha 
strength or what tbeir papers state 
them to be. 1 think not, and yat 
unknowingly we may be throwing 
away perhaps an exceptionally good 
teacher and one who would education- 
ally make a vast difference to the 
children- or this city. 

To remedy this, I think the system 
some religious denominations have In 
appointing their ministers Is a good 
one. The ministers are Invited to 
preach. Similarly, the teachers should 
be invited to teach; but tbe deciding 
party will be tbe School Trustees, who 
would be in. the class room with tbe 
pupils whilst the specimen reason is 

Now a teacher lor certain subjects 
is required. Let the school board . offi- 
cials select three or four of the most 
promising applicants. These are told 
they must give a lesson on any part 
they like of the school work of the class 
to which tbey seek appointment. 

If they care to, they may give a 
preparatory lesson to the class, even 
the. same lesson if tbey like to. Then 
some afternoon or morning, convenient 
to the majority of tbe School Trustees, 
tbe candidate gives a half-hour l ess o n 
to the class, with tbe trustees, school 
superintendent and head master In 
the room. It Is then the work of -these 
onlookers to Judge by the manner, etc., 
of the candidate and the cond i tion of 
the class which teacher should he 

This would take up about two hours 
for each post, and tbe trustees, who 
already give so much of their valuable 
time would not begrudge this extra 
time, because they would know than 
that tbe best possible applicant nam 
the position; aad thus no tanenats 
would be allowed to Improve themselves 
at tbe expense of the pupils aa might 
take place under the pr aae nt system. 

I only offer these su gg es ti ons, which 
are realty tbe results of fitnsrlanaaa 
or my many teacher friends, because 
T know that tbe school trustees have 
tbe best Interests of the school children 
at heart. 


1741 Finlayson Street. Victoria, B.C., 
December 31. 1917. 

While hi a restaurant one night last 
week I overheard two man speaking. 
One. pointing te the account in The 
Times of tha lecture, said: 

"Look there. Dr. Hall says the sun 
wee made before the .earth. I never 
knew that before.- l 

His companion replied: "Well, that 
proves the Bible's wrong, then. I 
never did' think much of It; and yet 
those — — parsons get a living by 
wanting ua to believe In It" 

This, which might be called a by- 
product of the lecture, waa certainly 
not what tha lecturer had aimed at 

I might also aay that net knowing 
the correspondence rules of Tha Col- 
onist, aUhough they are plainly stated 
In each Issue, my letter waa sent In 
simply over my Initials and the date; 
at the same time, of cqurse, putting 
my name and address In tbe accom- 
panying note. Looking In Sunday's 
Colonist, I read for the first time the 
rule at the head of the "Correspond- 
ence" column. Had I seen this be- 
fore I would not have sent the letter, 
aa It was Its contents and not any In- 
formation concerning tbe writer that 
I had thought might have been of in- 
terest' to some of The Colonist's read- 
ers: and it surprised me when I saw 
tbe latter published in yesterdays is- 
sue, after my emitting to put my 
name and address to It 


2000 Fourth St., Victoria, B. C, Dec. 
19th, 1917. 

2feed ef Cheap Feed 

6b*. — For soma time past farmers 
everywhere have bean urged to take 
stsps to produce mora, and very recent- 
ly Pigs pave bean pushed to the front 
aa never before, and members of this 
Institute have very deeply considered 
ways and meana of aiding In tho cam- 
paign; this section, in common with 
other parts of British Columbia, being 
undoubtedly well suited to hog produc- 
tion, possessing aa we do a mild' all- 
the- Winter climate and land well suited 
to the raising of roots and Other green 
feeds necessary for successful hog pro- 
duction. Costly buildings era unneces- 
sary owing, as I have mentioned, to the 
mildness of the climate; and also we 
have at our hand lumber as cheap as 
It can 'be bought anywhere for the 
buildings. One thing we lack and must 
import, as it dees not pay to raise; 
that is, mill fseds and grains. To help 
us out in this respect, a project Is 
being considered by the Dominion snd 
Provincial Governments whereby feeds 
can be purchased from the elevator 
companies at cost and brought Into the 
Province by tbe carload aad distributed 
from varloua centres, tbe farmers pay- 
ing cash at tbs ear when they heel it 

Far a long time we have studied tha 
problem ef buying of feeds, as. owing 
to tbs steadily increasing prices charged 
locally, It haa steadily got more diffi- 
cult to profitably raise stock, and other 
factors have else arisen to handicap 
production In tbe same way. 

Any co-operative move met with tre- 
mendous difficulties ; and in this the 
oldest settled pert of B. C. it waa con- 
sidered practically an imposslbls plan, 
as a great part of the district is hrid 
by very wealthy people, who do not 
need to till the soil solely for their 
living, and a great part Is still In 
timber, and a lot rocky and much cut 
up by mountains and hills. Many of 
the residents are fortunately not com- 
pelled to depend entirely on the pro- 
duets of the land, or what their farms 
win produce: snd this la an unfortu- 
nate condition, as anyone knows, creat- 
ing as It doss a certain degree of in- 
dependence, so that only a part of the 
community win bother te stand together 
necessity of course being the reason for 
a co-operative move. Therefore any 
move to buy co-operatively met with 
only partial support from the com- 
munity and was to many unpopular, aa 
it aroused the antagonism of local mer- 
chants and companies, and they pos- 
sessed friends and perhapa interests In 
the welfare of these. 

No organisation therefore fslt much 
encouragement to tackle ths preposition, 
and no real need actually existed; or. 
to put It another way, tho time was 
not right aad ths district aot ready for 
such movss. 

However, recently a big change has 
corns over ths whole situation, aa baa 
been the case In many other parts of 
the world, and so much encouragement 
waa shewn that a start was made. In 
race of untold and unthougbt of diffi- 
culties, to buy goods in bulk snd for 

A big order was grouped up aad all 
B. C. firms ssked to tender; but not- 
withstanding the cash Inducement and 
that order was around the three thou- 
sand dollar mark, unsatisfactory prices 
were secured. Much discouraged, the 
idea waa given up: and then quietly 
we got *n touch with Prairie nrsas and 
asked for tenders for mill feeds only, 
aad then fairly satisfactory prices were 
secured aad an order placed for a trial 
car. Aa la well known, this Province 
Is la a strangle bold of various com- 
Mnes, end not the toast prominent la 
tbat association ef the wholesale and 
retail merchants, whose ssterts, whilst 
possibly quits legitimate from their own 
point of view, cannot be said to be used 
aa the interests of tbe Prevlaes et all 
times without Inflicting hardship ef a 

Sir— After ageing the Rev. G. 
Croucher*s letter In today's paper, I 
thought I would ahe to grve the 
reason for having written 
above subject 

The facts simi ef which I 
cxpisaoiia t n a i st n sfi In my 
le tt er , era eammualy known. 1 
told most of them at toeet I* 
ago, and there must 
thousands, perhane snlHons of 

i, they have 

Dr. E. Hall waa •uaaware of 
The thing ta. although commonly 
known, they are aot nearly ae com- 
monly known as I had thought. 

Aa before stated, it waa tha -ac- 
count of the lecture that hiimaaaad 
me: end my I n te r is t waa 
by tbe. renewing ladders* 

Times change, aad usually It comes 
about that a buses creep In toe fre- 
ajoently and the people then wake up 
and demsad reltof. and that la the po- 
sition of affaire today. The Influence 
of the big ansas tolto ns Is handicapping 
the f a r m er in bin efforts to answer tba 
tor gr e a t er psslas tl sn ef all 
and In Brttlek Cdombta, aa 
. wa have enough troubles 
vtag vested hsterssts trrtos 
eat of no wwr rreettoa of 
to asms, sin and only after 
reuses toil; there being no 
law te govern ua 
Uses set for as to start and stop. 

sre only too glad 

credit from merchants; aad thus It hap- 
pens that truss are frequently isuitoa 

haee 1* 'aaaaa •aasaa skM** i, ■ «- - ■ - w^ 
^■r w »• ^i^V L^^wi. SPWf if sbsum as 

noted, fa r mer s are the very beet clans 
te wheea to ftve gredlt. and an 

Tbey will say. -You should not buy 
outside of British Columbia, aa you ex- 
pect us to take your produce." True; 
only this ahould be remembered; they 
place the price on what they will pay 
Ua and tbey also place tbe price on 
what they «©u U s, and stipulate the 
terms. They very quickly tall a farmer 
tbey can Import cheaper, if he refuses 
to sell at what tbey offer, and will take 
him around their warehouses and boast 
of the low prices at which tbey havs 
purchased gooda and make him feel 
very humbly thankful te take anything 
thsy care to offer. Again and again 
farmsrs have wandered all over ths 
city trying to sell produce, and found 
themselves compelled finally to accept 
any old price to save hauling goods 

And be saw the same gooda he "gave 
away" being sold at very extravagant 
Prices, all over the city. Many and 
many a newcomer, after pricing things 
in Victoria, has taken up land, knowing 
he could raise stuff similar or better 
than what he saw offered for sale, 
thinking he would make a fortune. 
And what a shock when he came to 
try and dispose of his produce! Tha 
public market, we are thankful to say, 
now takes part, bur thla only in a 
amall way. The day I hope will ahort- 
ly come when farmers will take trucks 
and wagons in loaded to the market 
and there be able to sell them for ex* 
Port: for there la no doubt If en- 
couragement was given, firms could go 
down snd buy up produce by the load 
and ship it away. 

^*he above conditions pTOValUBgnt - 
comes, somewhat of a shock to find 
farmers also importing themselves snd 
refusing to psy tbs prices demanded. 
The tables being fumed somewhat, 
they then bethink themselves of their 
power as an organised body. What 
happens? They discover the company 
selling the goods snd promptly protest. 
That, people of Victoria, is the state 
of affairs that we have reached In our 
move locally. The merchants here buy 
from us at wholesale rates and dare 
not sell in return, giving us wholesale 
rates, sve n when in exchange and aro 
forced by the rstall grocers, In asso- 
ciation, to refuse ua reduction aad must 
charge us the retail price, no matter 
what quantity we require. Thsy get 
tbs profit both ways, and thus we have 
stood at their mercy year in end out; 
aad now we have started to improve 
our condition, their combine gats to 
work. What happened to our carload 
of feed? it was deliberately placed at 
tha Coldstream aiding and kept tbere 
for two days, notwithstanding orders 
given for it to be placed et Cdwood 
by certain officials of ths C. P. B. Also 
a dsmand was mads for twenty dollars 
mors In freight rate than is paid for 
by other companies that import and 
withdrawn finally when an explanation 
was demanded; but of this mors will 
bs beard later. » 

Over thirty farmera were interested 
In that car, and all had been notified 
to be on hand at Colwood on Saturday 
morning to unload. 

It takes some work to get notices 
out to a widely scattered section like 
this; but our farmsrs hated ths thought 
of demurrage, and no doubt It worried 
them to think of helping to subserlba 
mors money In this way te buy War 
Bonds, as they like to keep their mom- v 
and subscribe direct themselves, and no 
doubt would buy a few more bonds If 
they didn't have to pay out so much 
to enable otbsr corporations to boost 
thslr patriotism. Bo It happened a 
doaen teams turned up bright and early, 
to find tbe oar still at Ooldstrsam, In 
aplts of it having been ordered down. 
24 hours before. 

Some had travelled fourteen miles, 
and hatsd to go boms; so a consultation 
wa« hsld, and It waa decided to go to 
Ooldatream and unload there Arrived, 
they found the car away down at the 
end of the siding and it eould not be 
got at and It was down grade at that 
Were they done? No, not much! the 
members of this Institute carry In their 
veins 100 per cent pure red blood of 
Bulldog British ancestors, and that 
stuff counts when roused. Teams were 
unhitched and Iron bars found, and ths 
car hauled hundreds of yards Into a 
position where it could bs unloaded. 

It was after mid-day when the teams 
pulled out loaded for home, and then 
It startsd to rain— and It knows bow 
to rain at lOoldstrsam. though It ws« 
bad everywhere Saturday. Few had 
brought sufficient covers, snd, when 
tbey reached home, were wet to the 
very skin, snd their boots even full, 
and of courss q good deal of the feet 
wet. As I before Intimated these men 
are not wealthy, and rely upon tba pro- 
ducts of the eell and their own good- 
will, and. though much dampened, tbelr 
spirits are roused: and. do you know, 
they havs now demanded double the 
quantity and It *lll take two cers next 

Do you know whet they want to stop. 
If nothing else? It Is the loss ef from 
flvs to fifteen dollars per ton en each 
ton of feed thsy buy, end to be abls 
to secure for themselves and families 
•erne of the good things that the ether 
merchants havs been buying through 
their foolishness. 

The farmsrs themselves can savs 
enough te buy Victory B awds, perhapa. 
only by two's aad threes, and can help 
la subscribing to Red Croas aad other 
foods, end net he overshadowed by blr 
companies •tsJUaa- up their thousands 
and subscribing their thousands (for 
which later tbe mam hois of their re- 
spective Arms will gat titles, etc.), 
^hoss hdae profits were secured by un- 
mercifully soaking tbe trusting aad 
©sanding farmera. 

We havs pieced ear ease before lien. 
John Oliver. Minister of Agriculture, 
mow wen we do aot Bleed la vela 
Fru llia t , at F. I 
> Metehesta, B, C. Dee. It. 1*1 T. 

SALT LAKB CITT. Dae. 22.— John 
Rita, pedfiet aosjallst and 
the doctrines ef 

against war. wee sentenced On 
years imprisonment by Judge Till 
D. Jehoeteo in tbe Federal Oeert 
for teiltag to sriaaa t brsssatf for 

draft Blls will be available for i 
tery service when Sag p rison term 









N _^** to Come our children's children 
will M« thig In its proper perspective. 
Just now it it very difficult for as not to 
magnify or to minimize certain events be- 
yond their due proportion. It has always 
been so since the dawn of time. It is neces- 
sary for ns to remember that "a hundred 
years in His sight arc but as yesterday, 
'in order to have patience and confidence 
in God's great scheme of salvation. We 
should not, as one writer pots it, cast our 
horoscope too narrowly. "Progress" points 
out Viscount Morley, writing from seven- 
ty-nine years of rtpe experience "stands 
for a working belief that the modern world 
will never consent to do without. It may 
be true that the telephone and and the 
miracle of Marconi are not the last words 
in civilisation, nor are mechanical inven- 
tions of its essence. Let us look beyond. 
The outcast and the poor are better treated. 
The, prisoner knows more of mercy, and 
has better chances of a new start. Duell- 
ing has been transformed from folly to 
crime. The end of the greatest of civil 
war**~always the bitterest wars— was fol- 
lowed, by the widest of amnesties. Slavery 
has gone or Is going. The creatures below 
us may have souls or not— either way, the 
spirit of compassion, justice, understanding 
is more steadily extending to those dumb 
friend* and oppressed servitors of ours. 
"In short, little by little, so gradually that 
a generation scarcely notices much change, 
humanity is more nearly approaching the 
Christ ideal. 

This is the thought for us to bear in 
mind this Christmas season, holding fast 
to it with immeasurable faith. It is the 
consciousness of this great truth which 
will gird us with patience and strength and 
fortitude to bear any sacrifice necessary. 

For this third Christmas of the war 
finds us looking back on many sorrows, 
many calamities. Most of us will miss at 
our table the one face that crowned the 
feast, with its serene st happiness; and, we 
can see before us the prospect of another 
year of war with its attendant trials, sac- 
rifice and grief, but in spite of that, nay, 
shfll we say perhaps because of that, the 
love of our Heavenly Father comes more 
closely home to us than ever before, when 
we celebrate now the birth of Jesus whom 
He sent to show us the way and the truth, 
and to prove to us that "God so loved the 
world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whosover believeth in Him shall not 
perish, but have everlasting life." \ 

To believe in Jesus is simply to believe 
in the spirit of Christ. It is not a narrow, 
not a restricted belief. . It need clash with 
no creed, nor conflict .with the tenets of 
any religion. The spirit of Christ is the 
Spirit of God, they are one and indivis- 
able. Believing this we can understand how 
Jesus of -Nazareth was a manifestation of 
that Spirit which was. and is, and ever 
shall be. Believing this, we can pat a 
broader interpretation upon the word*, "He 
died that we might be forgiven. He died 
to make us good," and sing with hearties - 
accord the wonderful old hymn: 

"Oh, come all ye faithful, joyful and tri- 

Oh come ye, Oh come ye 'to Bethlehem. 

Come and adore Him, born the king of 

Oh come, let us adore Him Christ (he 

Christ is born. That spirit of Christ is 
within each one of us, and it may be born 
anew at this blessed season of the year, if 
we look to God In faith and love to bring 
that renascence about 

When we read the story of Jesus, we 
are struck with the simplicity, the humility 
of the Master's words. He made no claim 
to greatness in Himself. The wonders 
which He performed He told us over and 
over again were possible not only for Him 
but for every on/ imbued with faith in 
God. One of the most appealing, the most 
human and yet withal the most wonderful 
. accounts in His life tells us of the miracle 
Of Christ walking on the sea. He had 
been preaching, and He "constrained His 
disciples to get into a ship and to go before 
Him Into the other side while He sent -the 
multitudes away." We remember then, 
liow, tired attar the long day. He went 
up into one of His beloved little hills to 
rest and to pray there alone. 

Meantime the disciples in their boat in 
the midst of the sea met with contrary 
winds, and were buffeted about, and great- 
ly frightened. One can imagine how they 
longed for Jesus to be there with them, 
encouraging them and smiling away their 
fears; when, all of a sudden they looked 
and saw Him walking toward them on the 

They were very much troubled, and 
Peter could not believe that Jesus was not 
a spirit, even when the Master spoke to 
them saying, "It Is I. be not afraid.** 

"Lord, if it be thou," said Peter, "bid 
me to come unto Thee on the water." 

And Jesus said: "Come." So Peter 
clambered down the side of the boat and 
began to Walk on the waves. But the wind 
came in a great gust and frightened him, 
and he began to sink, crying "Lord, save ' 

Can we not picture Jesus going to his 
aid and lifting him from the water, and 
hear Him say gently chiding: 

"O thou Of little faith wherefor didst 
thou doubt?" ' 

That is our great trouble today, Peter's 
trouble. Our faith is too slight a tiling. 
We are "only a little lower than the angels 
and crowned with glory and honor," yet 
we have so inadequate a conception of our 
own God-given power, that we faint m 
the midst of trial and doubt in the face of 
truth itself. \ 

And our faith in humanity is infinitely 
less than our faith in God. We are sin- 
gularly hostile and bitter in our estimation 
of one another, in our lack of confidence 
in one another. Perhaps we are quite 
ready to admit that the Christ spirit may 
be inherent in our particular sen, but we 
have very grave doubts about It being 
present in our neighbor. It is this attitude 
which is responsible for the present politi- 
cal chaos in our own country. The spirit 
of suspicion undermines the good under- 
standing between people, between parties, 
between nations. We are too prone to rec- 
ognise negative evil, and blind ourselves 
to positive good. And yet, every day fur- 
nishes us with the strongest evidence of 
the sublime nobility inherent in man. We 
cannot pick up a dally paper without meet- 
ing with a recounts! of some splendid deed 
of heroism. Because we are all so familiar 
with those tales from the battlefield, we 
mention one that was performed here in . 
Canada the other day, when a burning off 
*!l? *ns- In Halifa x harbor, deserted by 
her frtgMewedl crew, was manned by some 
brave soldier* and taken out to sen where 
she ceuld do no damage to the town. Those 
men rushed almost gladly Into danger m 
order to save others. Nor eouM anything 
be more inspiring than the whole-hearted 
manner in which rations, and provinces 
and towns and private indrviektals am rally- 
ing to she aid of the peoole In Halifax. 

and Events 

By N. de Bertrand 


Aem wl 
Allies to 


The same spirit animates them which three 
years ago Inspired the Allies to take np 
Belgium s cause and swear to see the war 
through to the end, for the sake of^ihe 
freedom of the little peoples everywhere. 
Kama it what you will, describe it ss you 
may, we believe it to be the spirit of 
Christ, the Spirit of God. It is only becaase- 
we so believe it that we have the courage 
to go on, in spite of personal losses, and 
bitter sacrifice, in spite of national re- 
verses, counting only the gains and the 
victories, feeling certain that an ultimate 
triumph is in store for us. 

Is it not very significant that just at this 
season for the first time in so many hun- 
dreds of years -the British have entered 
into and taken possession of Jerusalem? 
Perhaps when this war is over and our chil- 
dren tell its stories to their children, they 
will say that the Christmas that the Anglo- 
Saxons celebrated in the Holy City marked 
the turning point in the war. In any 
case the words of the old hymn give us a 
deeper thrill today than ever before. 

"O little town of Bethlehem, how still we 
see thee lie. 

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the 
silent stars go by 

But in thy dark streets sbineth the ever- 
lasting light, 

The hopes and fears of all the years 

Are met in thee tonight." 

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered 
all above, 

While mortals sleep, the angels keep, their 

watch of wondering love, 
O morning stars together, proclaim the 

holy birth, 
And praises sing to God the King, and 

Peace to men on earth. 


"Father of Unity, make this people 
Christmas in Old Quebec 

DURING the first period of English re- 
gime in Canada, the people were sing- 
ularly blessed by a reign of peace. An era 
of happiness dawned for the peasants on 
the farms, if not for the people of the 
cities. At the beginning of the nineteenth 
century we find no more contented people 
in the whole of Canada than the inhabitants 
who lived on the shores of the St. Law- 
rence and the Richelieu. That time is still 
referred, to as "le bon vieux temps,"' and 
though no doubt distance lends its haze of 
kindly memory, obliterating all that was 
unpleasant, history shows us that those 
were indeed good old times, when there 
was abundance of everything, the course 
of everyday life was smooth and the spirits 
of the people irrepressibly gay. 

For to most of them the new rule under 
which they were met placed the very mini- 
mum of government interference and a 
maximum of laissez-faire, if the farmers 
paid regularly their seigneurial and church 
does all the rest of their produce belonged 
to themselves. The. government collected 
duties on foreign goods, but these were 
very small. The habitants were able for 
the most part to supply their own wants. 
Every French-Canadian housewife could 
spin and knit and weave, and the man of 
the family was ingenious at all sorts of 
carpentry. He could build his own house, 
his own carts and sleds, and most of the 
farming implements he required. Msny of 
them understood shoemaking, and harness 
making; as for the former, that was a sim- 
ple enough matter, for they were, ss a rule, 
the "souiier de boeuf" (moccasins). The 
inhabitants were thrifty snd saving, they 
seldom spent any money they earned. Why 
should (hey? Their wants were all sup- 
plied by the produce of their own farms, 
and as for lawsuits or doctors' bills was 
there not always the good cure, who could 
usually find a way out of every legal diffi- 
culty, and who very often was an adept as 
a surgeon at setting a broken limb, or bind- 
ing up a bad cut, or even ministering to 
the sick. 

Most of these habitants when they looked 
back to the old days of their fathers in 
France, could not fail, to rejoice in the 
contrast between the past and the present. 
There was no harder life anywhere than 
that of the French peasant class in the 
seventeenth century. They did not under- 
stand the meaning of the word freedom. 
They did not know what it was to have a 
time for rest and recreation. Their labor 
was "dune etotle a l'autre." But here in 
Canada what a difference! The habitant 
had all the liberty he wanted, and though 
he had to work very hard during the short, 
hot Summer, his tabor brought him * boun- 
tiful harvest, and he could look forward to 
a Winter of comparative ease, interspersed 
with days of frolic and feasting. 

in the month of November already the, 
French-Canadians along the St. Lawrence 
and- the Richelieu, began to make prepara- 
tions for the Christmas season, which lasted 
from .Noel until Ash Wednesday. The 
last work of threshing the wheat and oats 
was hurried. The farmer went gaily to 
market with his loads of produce, and re- 
turned with his cart or his sled filled with 
supplies and mysterious bundles, which 
were not to be opened until the great feast 
day. The Joy of those little French-Cana- 
dian children was simply irrepressible as 
the days grew shorter and the hours for 
sitting about the great log-fire, listening to 
stories, and watchinr the mother prepare 
the bountiful table, grew longer. Scarcely 
a day passed without a sleigh full of guests 
coming to dine and spend the night, or the 
still more splendid event of going visiting 
to a neighbor's. 

"The pleasures of the table." says one 
writer, 'were ^especially attractive. What 

KnttgrucUc feasts were suppers in those 
ppy days. Abundance made up for any 
deficiencies of cuisine, and from what we 
know today of the old culinary art, we are 
bound to believe that there was nothing so 
appetizing as the golden turkey, fresh pork 
nicely roasted, pigs-feet and the chicken 
pies that so appealed to the palates of Que- 
becers of another day. 

Thus the hospitality of the olden times 
displayed itself in a very sumptuous man- 
ner; the housekeeper, called upon to do the 
honors of the house covered the table with 
all sorts of dishes until it was hidden un- 
der a variety of large and small plates fill- 
ed wish all kinds of delicacies. De Gaspe 
telle ns that the Canadians of old made it 
a rule that the sable should be almost as 
copiously covered at the end of the meal , 
as when the guests sat down to it" 

The life snd soul of the household in 
those good ohf days was the mother. All 
writers in dilating upon those good old 
times unite in giving her unstinted praise. 
As a rule, here family was a large one, and 
she brought everr-lfttle child up with tho 
admonition carefully and thoroughly im- 
pressed, "Donne ton coenr an boa Dieu." 
Both parents, ss s rule, had very deep religi- 
ous convictions, kept alive and nourished 
by their constant intercourse with the kind- 
ly, fatherly cure. Theft wants were few, 
they were strong and healthy, their great- 
est happiness was in their fantity. From 

early morning until late at night the mo- 
thers energy knew no diminution. While 
Winter brought a cessation of outside la- 
bor, it rather increased than lessened the 
work Inside the house. But such work was 
the mother's joy. All the thought, and the 
care and the study that a woman of today 
perhaps wilt put in the preparation of a 
piece of difficult music which she is able 
to give to the public, the writing of a 
poem, the making of a picture or some 
other work which she has chosen as most 
expressive of herself and her ability, the 
French-Canadian housewife would lavish 
in the cooking and arranging of a splendid 
culinary feast, and find her ample reward 
in the manifest enjoyment of those who 
sat down to her hospitable board. 

Christmas day was a day of days. Long 
before dawn the family was up and busy. 
There were a hundred things to do. At 
the grandparents' house all the family, sons 
and daughters and grandchildren would be 
coming to spend the day. Outside a Win- 
try sun shone upon a white World. It bad 
snowed in the night, and every tree was a 
^grotesque shape in its heavy garment. The 
children, looking from the window, laugh- 
ed in an abandonment of merriment; it 
was all part of the jolly Christmas, the 
way those trees had dressed themselves up. 
Along the river, the .horses had to break 
their way, for the road was a foot deep 
from the storm. But who cared how the 
snow flew in their faces, who cared for the 
nip of the wind, who cared how tightly 
they were wedged in the sleigh. The bells 
were ringing on the harness in an ecstacy 
of joy, the horses snorted as if they laugh- 
ed, mother as smiling in benign content, 
and father was whistling. And • what a 
scene when they all disembarked at the 
grandparents, dressed in their grey home- 
spun overcoats, with the gay red sash, 
their legs double the usual size in a multi- 
tude of stockings and roomy moccasins; 
their cheeks as red as the "famcuse" ap- 
ples, their eyes as bright as Christmas stars, 
^trd the din ner , when other guests came 
in. There are no words to describe it. 
Each one vied with the other in enjoying 
himself and making the other merry over 
their sallies. Laughter and song and story 
went round the board, every face was alight 
with smiles. 

"Bonhomme, bonhomme, 
Tu n'est pas matirc dans ta maison 
, Quand nous y sommes." 

sang the guests, and the jovial host re- 
sponded with speech or song as his capa- 
bilities permitted. 

But Christmas day did not end the feast- 
ing as we said before. There were visit- 
ing and banqueting and dancing day. in and 
out until the Lenten season put a stop to 
these merry, but rather expensive pas- 
time*. Then for forty days the inhabitants 
abstained from orldly amusement, at- 
tended with piety all the church services, 
banished meat from the table, and fasted 
more or less generally. 

Lent gone, the early Spring, the first 
breath or Spring in fact, made the sap be- 
gin to run in the maple trees. Who knows 
anything about a "sugaring-off?" Who 
has helped to gather the sap and pour it 
into the great cauldrons? Who has fed 
the fire of crinkley birch-wood, till the 
syrup boiled and boiled again, and the de- 
licious fumes filled the crisp cold air? Who 
has poured the thick golden syrup in a pan 
of white snow, and watched it wrinkle up 
and harden into the most delicious toffee 
in the world? Who scraped the freshly 
moulded bricks of sugar and eaten the vel- 
vety, melting fragments? The "sugaring- 
off" was as joyous an event to the old-time' 
French-Canadian as it is to the present 
generation. Nor are they the only ones 
among us to claim for themselves that 
unique pleasure. There are very few of 
us, whether of town or country, who have 
not participated in the gathering of sap 
in the maple woods in the early Spring. 

In the Yukon some years ago it was 
necessary to have remained in that country 
long enough to see the ice run out in the 
river in order to attain the much-coveted 
soubriquet of "sourdough." In Canada, in 
order to arrive at the status of a Canadian 
it used to be necessary to ask him only 
three questions. 
. 1. Do you eat dulse? 

2. Do you know where to find May 

3. Have you been to a "sugaring-off?" 


PRAISE ye the Lord all ye nations; 
praise Him all ye people, for His 
merciful kindness is great toward us, and 
the truth of the Lord^endureth forever. 
Praise ye the Lord. 

And Mary said: ~~ 

• "My soul doth magnify the Lord. 

"And my spirit, hath rejoiced in God my 

"For He hath regarded the lowliness of 
his handmaiden, for behold from hence- 
forth all generations shall call me blessed. 

"For He that is mighty hath magnified 
me and holy is His name. 

"And His mercy is on them that fear 
Him fropi generation to generation. 

"He hath showed strength with His 
arm; He hath scattered the proud in the 
imagination of their hearts. He hath put 
down the mighty from their seats and 
hath exalted them of low degree; He hath 
filled the hungry with good things and hath 
sent the rich empty away. 

"He remembering His mercy hath holpen 
His servant Israel as He promised to our 
father Abraham and his seed forever. 

St. ' Matthew, Chapter 41. 

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem 
of Judea in the days of Herod the king, 
behold there came wise men from the east 
to Jerusalem. 

Saying. "Where is He that is born king 
of the Jews, for we have seen His star 
in the east and have come to worship 

When Herod the king heard these things 
he was troubled and all Jerusalem with 

And when he had gathered sit the chief 

Eriests snd scribes of the people together 
e demanded of them wftera Christ should 
be born. 

And they said unto him, "In Bethlehem 
of Judea, for thus h Is written by the pro- 

And thou Bethlehem In the land of Judea 
are not the least among the princes of 
Judea for. out of thee shall come a gover- 
nor that shall rule my people Israel 

Then Herod when he had privilv called 
tho wise men, enquired of them diligently 
what time the star appeared. 

And he sent them to Bethlehem and said. 
"Go and search diligently for the young 
child, and when ye hath found htm bring 
me word again that I may come and wor- 
ship hint alio." 

When they had hoard the king they de- 
parted, and lo the star which they saw in 
the east went before them till it came and 

stood over where the young child lay. 

When they saw the star they rejoiced 
with exceeding great joy. 

And when they were come into the house 
they saw the young child with Mary His 
mother and fell down and worshipped Him, 
and when they had opened their treasures 
they presented unto him gifts, gold, frank- 
incense and myrrh. 

From the Koran 

In the Name of God, the Compassion- 
ate, the Merciful. 

And make mention in the book of Mary, 
when she wcnt apart from her fsmliy east- 

And took a veil to shroud herself from 
• them, and we sent out a spirit to her, and 
took before her the form of a perfect 

She said, "I fly to refuge from thee to 
God of mercy! If thou fearest Him be- 
gone from me." 

He 'said, "I am only a messenger from 
thy Lord, that I may bestow upon thee a 
holy son. 

She said, "How shall I have a son when 
man hath never touched me and I am not 

He said, "So shall it be. Thy Lord hath 
said, "Easy is this with me, snd we will 
make him a sign to mankind and a mercy 
from us. For it is a thing decreed." 

And she conceived him and retired with 
him to a far-off place. 

And the throes came upon her by the 
trunk of a palm. She said, "Oh, would that 
I had died' ere this, and been a thing forgot- 
ten, forgotten quite." 

And one cried to her from below her, 
"Grieve not thou, thy Lord hath provided 
a streamlet at thy feet. 

And shake the trunk of the palm tree 
towards thee it will drop fresh ripe dates 
upon thee. 

Eat then and drink, and be of cheerful 
eye; and shouldst thou see a man. 

Say, "Verily, i have vowed abstinence 
to the God of mercy. To no one will I 
see this day." 

Then came she with the babe to her 
people, bearing him. They said, "Oh Mary 
now hast thou done a strange thing. 

"Oh sister of Aaron. Thy father was not 
a man of wickedness, nor unchaste thy 
mother," ' 

And she made a sign to them pointing 
to the babe. They said, "How shall we 
speak with him who is in the cradle of an 

It said: "Verily I am the servant of 
God; he hath given me the Book, and He 
hath made me a prophet. 

"He hath blessed me wherever I be, and 
hath enjoined me praying and almsgiving 
so long as I shall live. 

"And to be duteous to her that bare me; 

And to be duteous to her that bare me; 
and He hath not made me .proud, de- 

"And the peace of God was on me the 
day I was born, and will be the day I 
shall die, and the day I shall be raised to 

This is Jesus the son of Mary; this* is a 
statement of the truth concerning which 
they doubt. 

From the Sadhana 

The human soul is on its journey from 
the law to love, from discipline to libera- 
tion, from the moral plane to the spiritual. 
Buddha preached the discipline of self-re- 
straint and moral life; it is a complete ac- 
ceptance of law. But this bondage of law 
cannot be an end by itself; by mastering 
it thoroughly we acquire a means of get- 
ting beyond it. It is going back to Bra- 
mah, to the infinite love, which is mani- 
festing itself through the finite forms of 
law. Buddha names Bramah-vibara, the 
joy of living in Bramah. He who wants to 
reach 'this stage, according to Buddha, "shall 
deceive no one, entertain no hatred for any- 
body, and never wish to injure through 
anger. He shall have measureless love for 
all creatures, even as a mother has for her 
only child, whom she protects with her 
own life. Up above, below and all around 
him he shall extend his love, which is with- 
out bounds and obstacles, and which is free 
from all cruelty and antagonism. While 
standing, sitting, walking, lying down, till 
he fall asleep, he shall keep his mind ac- 
tive in this exercise of universal goodwill. 

Want of love is a degree of callousness; 
for love is the perfection/of consciousness. 
We do not love because we do not com- 
prehend, or rather we do not comprehend 
becaues we do not love. For love is the 
ultimate meaning of everything around us. 
It is not a mere sentiment it is a truth; 
it is a joy that is at the root of all creation. 
It is the white light of pure consciousness 
that emanates from Bramah. So to be 
one with this Sarvanubhuh, this all feel- 
ing being, who is the eternal sky, as well 
as in our inner soul, we must attain to 
that summit of consciousness, which is 
love. Who could have breathed or moved 
if the sky were not filled with love, with 
joy? It is through the heightening of our 
consciousness into love and extending it 
all over the world, that we can attain 
Brahma-vihara, communion with this in- 
finite joy. 

Love spontaneously gives itself endless 
gifts. But these gifts lose their fullest sig- 
nificance, if through them we do not reach 
that love, which is the giver. To do that 
we must have love in our own heart. He 
who has no love in him. values the gifts 
of his lover only according to their use- 
fulness. But ability is temporary and par- 
tial. It can never occupy our whole be- 
ing; what is useful only touches us at the 
point we have some want. When the want 
is satisfied utility becomes a burden if it 
still persists. On the other hand, a mere 
token is of permanent worth to 11s when 
we have lov% in our heart. For it is not 
of any special use: it is an end in itself; it 
is for our whole being and therefore can 
never tire us. 


TO become a member of the Metropoli- 
tan Opera Company is the Mecca of 
most American singers. Once having at- 
tained that distinction an artist may be 
said to be established. It has been the 
opinion of the laity that there were all 
sorts of difficulties attendant upon getting 
a hearing before the managers of that in- 
stitution, but we learn from a writer in 
Musical America that the reverse is the 
rule. In answer to the question: "How 
does one get on at the Metropolitan?" the 
secretary of the Gatti-Cassaza answered as 

"Becoming a member of the Metropoli- 
tan Opera Company end getting a hearing 
by the general manager are two entirely 
different things," was his answer. "Sup- 

Fose we take the question of a hearing first, 
sm often surprised that singers Seem to 
think it is difficult. As a matter of fact, 
any singer who feels that he or she has a 
voice may have a hearing at the Metro- 
politan. A request for an audition address- 
ed to the Metropolitan Opera Company, 
accompanied by a letter from the aspir- 

ant's vocal teacher, wilt always bring an 

No mystery about that is there? It may 
not be a matter of general knowledge that 
the powers who direct the great complex 
machine of the Metropolitan Opera House 
give hours each month to hearing aspiring 
singers who regard themselves as embryo 
Sembrichs or Farrars. Mr. Gatti-Casasaa 
takes as much interest in an audition as in 
an operatic performance, and is always 
on the lookout for new material. 

"Auditions are usually held twice a 
month," said Mr. Copnicus, "depending, of 
course, on the number of applicants. There 
are restrictions, natually, on the frequency 
with which aspirants may be heard." 
Rules Governing Auditions 

So, if you have had a Metropolitan audi- 
tion, don't think you can come back next 
month for another. Time is brief and preci- 
ous, and singers are numerous, so there is 
a little book in Mr. Coppicus' possession 
in which are entered the names of singers 
who have had a hearing, the date on which 
they appeared, quality of voice and other 
data of a similar nature. The singer may 
come back in ofte year's time for another 
audition; not before unless there are es- 
pecially unusual circumstances that war- 
rant a suspension of the rules. 

"Singers come to the Metropolitan in 
a variety of ways and from many fields," 
said Mr. Coppicus. "Some of our famous 
stars have come directly from their teach- 
ers' studios; some have been concert art- 
ists of established reputation for years be- 
fore trying their operatic wings; a great 
number have established their reputations 
. in European opera houses before coming 
here. Some artists have definitely set the 
Metropolitan before them as their goal; 
others have come through what might be 
termed accident. 

"The engagement of Mme. Alma Gluck 
was a case in point. Mr. Gatti-Casazza 
was dining with the singer's teacher, M. 
i-Pexcia, one evening, and Miss Gluck 
was asked to sing for the guests after din- 
ner. A contract for her with the Metropo- 
litan followed. Anna Case is another Am- 
erican singer who came directly from her 
teacher, Mme. Renarrd, to a place among 
the Metropolitan opera stars. 

Michio Itow, the Japanese dancer, is 
a philosopher. He is also an ardent 
idealist. He has visions of a won- 
derful Utopia in the future, a Utopia for 
artists alone. He points out that the se- 
verest and most impregnable obstacle to 
artistic success (and by success of course 
he does not mean financial betterment but 
the perfecting of art), is the great rock of 
"Bread and Butter." We are all quite 
ready to admit that one of the surest ways 
of killing inspiration is to be brought face 
to face with the question, "What are we 
going to have for dinner?" and it is these 
sort of questions that Michi Itow thinks 
artists should not have to consider. 

"The real artist," 6ays the slender Jap- 
anese dancer," is like a priest. He comes 
I to proclaim the truth and to uplift. But 
the great public don't want the truth. 
They want merely to be amused, and if 
you cannot amuse them, they don't want 
your art at all. And yet without art civil- 
ization could not advance. It is one of 
the three great factors in the world. The 
others are religion and sociology. 

Sociology has made great strides, it is 
true. But why have we today a great 
world war? Because religion has not pro- 
gressed wish sociology, so today we have 
people with old religious conceptions, 
which cannot harmonize with new social 
conditions, and those other people who 
laugh at old religion and so have none at 
all. If art also does not make greater 
strides for the truth it will die. Art goes 
hand in hand with religion." 

Itow dreams of a retreat where all real 
artists may come to learn all that can be 
taught of all the branches of art, both of 
the East and pf the West, without having 
to worry about the means of livelihood, so 
that their thoughts may be entirely de- 
voted to learning and understanding. For 
instance, a musician coming to' this Utopia 
would first study the music of the East, 
and then the music of the West. Then, in 
order to develop all that is best in him, 
he would learn something abouS the other 
forms of art. When a writer, a poet, a 
painter, an architect, a dancer, a sculptor, 
or a musician, had completed similar 
courses, he would be ready to leave the 
colony to visit the metropolitan centres 
of the world, to proclaim and exhibit the 
art in that branch he had mastered. 

Pronounced unfit for further active serv- 
ice because of a wound, that incomparable 
French singing actor, Maurice Renaud, has 
received his discharge from the army. It 
will be recalled that M. Renaud, although 
over fifty a* the time, and consequently no 
longer subject to military service, en- 
listed as a private soon after the outbreak 
of the war. 

Fortunately the wound that was the 
cause of his being retired from the army 
will not prevent him from continuing his 
stage career, while the countless friends 
his supreme art has made- for him need 
no longer feel apprhensive regarding his 

This year he has an all-season contract 
with the Paris Opera. One of the roles 
he is to do there is Iago in the revival of 
"Otello," and his >ew York "fans" will 
envy Paris opera goers the privilege of 
seeing and hearing him as Shakespeare's 
master villain. May he remain in full pos- 
session of his powers until such time 
as Oscar Hammerstein's luckless contract 
with the Metropolitan has expired, and 
the doughty impressario is free to keep 
his agreement to bring back the baritone 
star of French opera days at the Man- 

Leo Ditrichstein's play, "The Great Lover,** 
next Spring, has been received with rounds 
of applause in the London press. Scotti is 
a prime favorite in the English metropolis 
where he is looked upon ss the greatest 
actor in grand opera, and to the former 
habitues of Covent Garden it is good news 
indeed that there may be an opportunity to 
enjoy his dramatic art at least without wait- 
ing for the return of "grand" seasons of 
opera after the war is ended. 

Mabel Beddoe, contralto, has started her 
first concert tour under Annie Friedberg's 
management. Miss Beddoe sang with 

Ereat success at the Woman's Club in Pel- 
am, N.Y., and was immediately engaged 
to appear at the Westchester Woman's 
Club in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., for November 
at. Her manager has booked her so far 
for more than thirty concerts. Her Janu- 
ary tour in connection with Tina Lerner, 
the Russian pianist, will take her to the Pa- 
cific Coast and through the northern part of 

The extraordinary charge is made by 
a writer in "London Music that Richard 
Strauss is having his compositions pub- 
lished in England, war or no war, though 
of course not over bis oWn name. In fact 
it appears that he is making use of more 
than one fictitious name in this alleged un- 
dertaking to stay war time's ruthless in- 
roads in his royalties. 

"There is very strong presumptive evi- 
dence," so runs the statement, "that no 
less a person than the celebrated German 
master. Dr. Richard Strauss, is publishing 
his songs in this country actually during 
the war under several English name*. Cer- 
tain pieces are now being Issued by a com- 
poser with a big- orchestral technic and an 
absolute mastery of the means of expres- 
sion, whose work bears a remarkable re- 
semblance to the work of Richard Strauss." 

The writer explains that the same musk 
appears "over at least two names as famil- 
iar as Thomson or Baker," and observes 
that it is amusing to read the reviews of 
this music by those "not in the know." 

If this statement has foundation in fact 
it goes to ptrtrt. how well justified is the 
high respect all the world holds for Richard 
II a business acumen. t 

The rumor that Antonio Scotti may be the 
Jean Paurel of the London praianiinn of 


By Angle Morgan 

T AST night I tossed and could not sleep; 

*^ When sodden heavens weep and weep 

As they have wept for many a day 

One lies awake to fear and pray. 

One thinks of bodies blown like hail 

Across the sky where angels quail; 

One's fainting pulses leap and hark ** 

To hear the Horror in the dark. 

"What is Thy will for the people, Cod? 

Toy will for the people, tell it me! 

For war is swallowing up the sod 

And still no help from Thee. 

Thou, who art mighty, hast forgot; 

And art Thou God, or art Thou not? 

When wilt Thou come to save the earth 

Where death has conquered birth?" 

And the Lord God whispered and said to 

me : __^_^.^_^__^^_^_^_^^____ 
"These things shall be. these things shall he, 
Nor help shall come from the scarlet skies 
Till the people rise! 
Till the people rise, My arm is weak; 
I cannot speak till the people speak: 
When men are lumb. My voice is dumb— 
I cannot come till My people come." 
And the Lord God's Presence was white, 

so white — 
Like a pillar of stars against the night. 
"Millions on millions pray to Me 
Yet hearken not to hear Me pray; 
Nor comes there any to set Me free 
Of all who plead from night to day— t 

So God is mute and Heaven is still 
While the nations kill I . . . 
"Thy people have travailed much!" I cried. 
"I travail even as they," God sighed. 
"I have cradled their woe since the stars 

were young; 
My infant planets were scarcely strung 
When I dreamed the dream of My liberty 
And planned a people to utter Me. , • • 
I am the Pang of their discontent. 
The Passion of their long lament — 
I sm the Purpose in their pain, 
I writhe beneath their chain!" 

"But Thou art mighty, and need'st no aid. 
Can God, the Infinite, be afraid?" 
"They too are God, yet know it not 
'Tis they, not I, who have forgot. . . , 
And War is drinking the living sod,** 

Said God. ... 
"Thy people are fettered by iron laws 
And each must follow a country's cause 
And all are sworn to avenge their dead—* 
How may the people riser" I said. 
And then — God s face! It was white, so 

With the grief that sorroweth day and 

night. _^ 

"Think ye T planted My Image there 
That men should trample it to despair! 
Who fears the throe that rebellion brings 
Hath bartered God for the will of kings." 

"Help them to stand, O Christ!" I prayed. 
"Thy people are feeble and sore afraid." 
"My people are strong," God whispered 

^Broad as the land, great as the sea: 
They will tower tall as the tallest skies— 
Up to the level of My eyes 
When they dare tovrise!" 

"Yea. all My people, everywhere! 
Not in one land of black despair. 
But over the naming earth and sea 
Wherever wrong snd oppression be 
The shout of My people must come to Me. 
Not till their spirit break the curse 
May I claim My own in the universe; 
And this the reason of war and blood — 
That men may come to their angelhood. 
If the people rise, if the people sise. 
I will answer them from the swarming 

Where Herculean hosts of might 
Shall spring to splendor overnight. 
Blazing systems of sun or «tar 
Arc not so great as My people are. 
Nor chanting angels so sweet to hear 
As the Voice of the nations, freed from 

They are My mouth. My breath, My soul! 
I wait their summons to make Me whole'" 

All night I toss and cannot steep; 
When shattered heavens weep and weep 
As they have wept for many days 
I know at last 'tis God who prays! 


Representative A damson, of Georgia, 
father of the eight-hour day Isw for rail- 
road men, and one of Washington's newest 
bridegrooms, is back from home with a 
new negro story. The Congressman was 
breezing along the streets of Warm 
Springs, Ga., when he was attracted by 
harsh words between two colored brethren 
cngageB in raking up leaves at the side of 
a large hotel. 

'Sam." said the smaller of the negroes, 
"it does scorn dat you picks on me all he 
time. Oder day you bust me right «n d« 
mouf wid yo'ih fist; today you kick me on 
the shins, and tomorrow, you says, yon is 
goin' to do roe worse yet. Don't you like 
me no moah, Sam; is dat wot's de mat tab!* 

"Nigger," said the colored party of tho 
second part, laying down his rake, "does ■ ' 
you-aft see dat thousan' room hotel?** 

"I does," responds* the first brother. 

"Well." continued the second brother. "1 
hates you so bad dat I wishes you was deed 
an' laid out in every room of dat hotel" 

It is impossible to recall without emotion 
a speech in which Lord Rosebery acclaimed 
the triumph of his son at Wisbech seven 
years ago. Happy in his son's success, he 
wistfully contrasted the difference in out- 
look between the man of 2t and the man 
of 62, and made out a good case for tho 
eager emotions of ardent youth in politics. 
He concluded with. a glowing tribute to 
the man who now ties dead to Palestine: 
"Having* known him and loved him ever 
Moce seeing him in bis mother's arms. I 
can say that he has never failed me in word 
or deed, and I una to anden t he wfff never 
fail you." Neil Primrose has been true-* 
to death,— London Chronicle, 










Pacific Steamship Company's 
Liner Will Be Rebuilt as a 
Flush Deck Carrier—Spo- 
kane in Dock. . 

Plan* for rebuilding the Ktcanwhlp 
Curacao of the Pacific Steamship Com- 
pany at a cost of approximately $30,000 
have been completed, and the work of 
converting the vessel from a well deck to 
a flush deck carrier and the construction 
of a new house and passenger accomoda- 
tions has been begun. The job Is being 
carried out In Seattle. 

Spokane Mag Repaired 

The Steamship Spokane, of the Pacific 
Steamship Company fleet, which was 
ashore at Idol Point until refloated by 
the steamer Salvor, has gone on dry dock 
at the plant of the Seattle Construction 
fc Drydock Company for repairs. 

The Teasel's hull was badly damaged 
by the accident and between thirty-five 
and forty plates will have to be renewed 
or taken out. faired and replaced, accord- 
ing to officers of the company. 



— — • * 

SEATTLE, Dec. 22. — Seven vessel* 
wen known on Puget Sound, valued at 
approximately 130,000, the purse seine 
boats Viola, owned by P. Hagen; 
Kon Sverre, owned by Andreas Soreboe; 
Comanche, owned by Alve J. Ooulette; 
Mary P.. owned by Tomo Car; The 
Rival, owned by M. L. Johnson, and 
Silver Wave of Poulsbo and the tug 
Sonleyett of the Stetson & Post Lumber 
Company, passed to new owners yester- 
day afternoon, the deals being closed 
by Oapt. Harry W. Crosby of Seattle. 

The Comanche, Mary P. and The 
Rival were purchased by Captain Cros- 
by for the North Pacific Trading & 
Packing Company and will be operated 
on the west coast of Prince of Wales 
Island. The Silver Wave was acquired 
for Oapt. J. W. Managan of the Alaska 
Pish Company, and will also be operat- 
ed on the west coast of Prince of Wales 
Island. , Captain Crosby bought the 
Viola from P. Hagen for George T. 
Myers A Co., salmon packers. He 
purchased the Kong Sverre .and Son- 
leyett aa a speculation and will pro- 
bably dispose of them In a few weeks. 



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Cape L**o — Cloudy; calm; 21.12; 
43; s«a smooth. 

Pachena — Cloudy: N. W.,: fresh; 
21.75; 2«; *ea moderate. At S> p.m.. 
spoke Princess Maquinna. ttbeem, 

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21.11; SO; sea moderate. 

Alert Bay — Overcast; calm; 29.10; 
SO; sea smooth. 

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fresh; 10.02; 20; see rough. At 12:15 
p.m., spoke SO. Valdes, in MUbank 
Sound, southbound. 

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fresh; 21.11 ; 21; sea smooth. 

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10; see moderate. 

Prince Rupert— Cloudy; N, W„ 
light; 29.12; II; sea smooth. At 5:25 
p.m., spoke H8. Alaska, south or 
Ketchikan, southbound. At 6:45 p.m., 
spoke Portland five miles south of 
Ketchikan; at 6:45 p.m., spoke Jef- 
ferson, off White Cliff Island, north- 


Investigation Proves That 
Young Sharks and Other 
Varieties of Sea Denizens 
Make Good Food, 


No Agreement Arrived at Un- 
til Lwcal Organizations Con- 
sulted — Want Big Increase 
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The time uwd Is Pacific Standard (or the 
110th Meridian West It la counted from 
9 te 14 hours, from mldnlcht to mldnlyht. 
The fl cures for helcht aerva to distinguish 
high water from lew water. Where blanks 
occur in the table the tide rlaea or fella 
continuously during- two successive tidal 
periods without train*. The heujht Is In 
feet and tenth* of a foot above the av.r- 
ir* level af lower low water. 

VANCOUVER. Dec. 22.— No further 
move of public Interest has been made in 
connection with the conference which 
took place on Friday between members of 
the Deep Sea Fisherman's Union and 
representatives of cold storage companies 
and owners of independent halibut boats 
fishing out of U. 8. Canadian ports. 

Al Hager. of the New England Fish 
Co., stated that as the negotiations had 
just been opened nothing could be de- 
cided Immediately, as the men had to 
take the matter to their respective 

There was one branch In Seattle, anoth- 
er In Vancouver, one at Prince Rupert and 
still another at Ketchikan, the head- 
quarters being in the first named port. 
Aa each branch would have the matter 
brought before it for decision as to action, 
it was Impossible to say for some six 
weeks yet what would be the result. 
Threaten Strike 

A strike by deep sea fishermen, taking 
effect on or about January 1, has been 
threatened as a result of the conference 
which has been proceeding in Vancouver 
during the past few days. About 300 
men in British Columbia and 1,000 in 
Washington and Oregon who demand a 
higher price for their catch are affected. 

The rate for 1916 was: Halibut, two 
cents a pound up to November 1; other 
fish, one and a quarter cents a pound; 
halibut after November 1, two and a 
half cents a pound. The new scale asked 
by the fishermen for 1018 Is: Halibut, 
four cents a pound all the year round; 
black cod, two and a half cents a pound; 
ground fish, one and a half cents a pound. 
The new scale provides for an increase 
over the scale of 1916 of 100 per cent as 
far as halibut Is concerned; also black 
cod. There would be a 20 per cent in- 
crease with respect to ground fish. 
Would Maintain Production 

Deep sea fishermen who are agitating 
for the higher prices say they are anxious 
to maintain the production of fish on the 
Pacific Coast at a maximum, but that 
last year's prices would make It impossible 
for them to continue in the business if 
effective next year. 

Belfast Rotariana Help Halifax 

WINNIPEG, Dec. 22.— The Rotary 
Club, of Belfast, Ireland, has sent a 
message of sympathy to the eity of 
Halifax in the recent disaster, to- 
gether With a contribution of $250. 
This was sent through President Pld- 
geon, of the Winnipeg Rotary Club, 
and will be transferred to Halifax 
through the bank on Monday. 

Mr. McColg's Majority 
CHATHAM. Ont., Dec. 22. — The of- 
ficial majority of Archie B. McColg 
over J. W. Plewes in the election on 
Monday was 1,151. The total vote 
polled waa 13,603, the number cast 
for Plewes being 6,17* and for Mc- 
Colg 7,827. i ««* 

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22.— In an 
effort to find hitherto untried sea 
foods, and to prove the utility of fish 
not commonly eaten, but cheap and 
abundant In Louisiana waters, the 
state department of conservation has 
just completed a tour of some of its 
agents through the fisheries sections 
of the state, conducted by E. A. 
Tullan. superintendent of the fisheries 
division, on board the department's 
motor cruiser Louisiana. 

Four agents experimented with the 
catching, cooking and eating of sea- 
dwellers not commonly looked on as 
sources of food. 

Sharks Good To Eat 

These investigators found more than 
a dozen fish, Including the shark and 
the stingray, and usually thrown away 
by the fishermen, that are good to eat. 
Their results will be embodied in a 
report, which will deal with the cap- 
ture and sale of these fish, and with 
Its preparation for the table. 

These booklets will be distributed to 
fishermen, fish jobbers, retailers and 
housewives, in an attempt to place on 
the market and create a demand for 
cheaper forms of sea food. 

One of the Interesting additional 
discoveries made by the expedition was 
that Chinese, employed extensively in 
the shrimp fisheries, were carefully 
saving and drying all the small sharks, 
rays, spadeflsh and other uncouth sea 
creatures, for shipment to San Fran- 

Chinese Form Company 

This seemed to Mr. Tullan to be 
like the proverbial carrying of coals to 
Newcastle, but the Chinese assured 
him that the market in the Pacific port 
is far greater than the supply produced 
In Oulf waters, and that they were 
then forming a company to go exten- 
sively into the business of drying and 
canning the flesh of these discarded 

New Orleans markets are entirely 
unfamiliar with these new edible flsh 
which Mr. Tullan found on his brief 
trip, and at first the fishermen de- 
clared It would not pay to Ice and ship 
them to the city. 

One consignment of young sharks 
and of butterflBh, however, found ready 
Bale, and apparently these and other 
hitherto scorned and humble "denizens 
of the deep" will be found on the tables 
of Orleanlans. 

New Edible Fish 

Among the fish never before eaten 
here, except by fishermen, but found 
to be edible and valuable as a source 
of food supply are the following, ac- 
cording to Mr. Tulian's report: 

Triple-tall, flasher or dormeur (Lo- 
botes surinamensls) : spadeflsh (Chae- 
todipterus faber); butter or harvest 
flsh (Rhombus paru); American sole, 
or bog-choker (Achirus brownll) ; moon- 
fish (Vomer sentlpnis); lockdown, or 
horsebead (Selone vomer); gray snap- 
per, sometimes called black snapper 
(Lutianue Oriseus); plgflsh (Orthopistls 
chrysopterus) ; yellow tall, or white, 
or Florida croaker (Rairdiella chrysura), 
not to be confused with the larger 
yellow tail of the Pacific Coast; lafa- 
vette, familiarly known as black or 
channel mullet (Lelostomus xanothur- 
us); old wife, also known as gaff topsail 
pompano, not to be confused with 
the regular pompano (Trachlnolus glau- 
cus); common sturgeon (Aclpenser 
sturio) ; sharks of all varieties if caught 
when not more than eighteen Inches 
in length. 

Violent Earthquake Recorded 

NlEW YORK. Dec. 21. — A violent 
earthquake tremor lasting an hour 
was recorded at Fordham University 
here today. 



The time hall on tha Belmoat 
Building will be raised half-mast 
high at ii:4l p.m., to the top at 
ll:6S p.m.. and will be dropped al 
t p.m. dally. 



The Observatory. 

Qonaalss Height*. 



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The Alaska Steamship Company's 
steamer Juneau baa completed It* 
last run to Alaska waters and Is now at 
Tacoma discharging a cargo of 2,700 
tons of copper matte. » 

The Juneau waa recently command- 
eered by the United States Shipping 
Board to be operated In the Hawaiian 
trade, working out of the Oolden Gate. 
This is to partly compensate for the 
loss of the Mateon Navigation Com- 
pany liners, taken for service as troop- 
ships on the Atlantic. The Juneau will 
be turned over to the Pacific Steamship 
Company for its voyage to San Fran- 
cisco, on which it will take a consign- 
ment of 1,600 tons of coal at Seattle 
and will also load a shipment of box 
snooks and other freight for Honolulu. 


Rear-Admiral Capps Refused 
to Go Ahead With Old Con- 
tracts Until Altered— South- 
ern Pine Supply Defective, 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.— Testimony 
today of Shipping Board officials In the 
Senate's investigation of delays to the 
building programme disclosed that the 
start on construction of fabricated steel 
ships would be delayed two months by the 
refusal of Rear Admiral Capps, formerly 
general manager of the Emergency Fleet 
Corporation, to close contracts negotiated 
by his precedessor until many alterations 
in them were made. 

The fabricating construction delay and 
other delays to the programme were 
brought out in questions asked by the 
Senate Commerce Committee conducting 
the Inquiry of Chairman Hurley and John 
A. Donald, of the Shipping Board, Charles 
Pies, now general manager of the Cor- 
poration and Rear Admiral Bowies, his 

Slow Delivery Charged 

Some of the causes for the general 
delay In steel and wooden construction 
were given by the witnesses as changes 
in specifications, differences between Ad- 
miral Capps and builders and slow deliv- 
ery of materials. The cumulation of 
delays, Mr. Hurley admitted under 
questioning, brought about the recent 
re-organization of the fleet corporation, 
which ended in Admiral Capps' resigna- 

The wooden building programme was 
held back largely, Mr. Pies testified, by. the 
Inability of Southern pine producers to 
deliver timber. The condition of affairs 
was uncovered by an investigating com- 
mittee headed by Mr. Plez, which made 
a tour of the yards for the Shipping 

"Whose fault was that?" Mr. Pete 
was asked. 

"I do not know," he replied. "I 
understand that the Southern Pine 
Association promised to deliver the tim- 
bers and then fell down on the order." 

"What are you doing to correct the 

"We are having fir brought from the 
Pacific Coast." 

Many contract* already let for wooden 
ships In the East will have to be trans- 
ferred to the West, Mr. Plez added, in 
order to get the vessels completed,, as 
sufficient timber can not be bad In the 


Steel and Wooden Shipbuilding 
in Puget Sound Centre Be- 
ing Speeded Up to Maxi- 
mum of Efficiency, 

SEATTLE, Dec. 22. — Data compiled 
shows that approximately 220,000 tons 
of steel will be used In the construction 
of the ocean going steel steamships 
scheduled for launching in Seattle In. 
1018. In the year now closing, the 
steamships launched were fashioned 
out of 76,000 tons of steel. The 1916 
launchings represented less than 15,000 
tons of steel. 

Seattle's tentative launching program 
for 1018 calls for the .aquatic debut 
of approximately seventy steel steam- 
ships, as follows: Sixteen 7,600-ton 
vessels, fifty 8,800-ton vessels, and 
four 0,400-ton vessels. The deadweight 
cargo capacity of the seventy will 
aggregate 507.600. 

The tremendous quantity of steel to 
be used In building the steamships 
scheduled for launching In 1018 throws 
new light on the strength and growth 
of the Seattle Industry. 

Wooden Industry Sets Record 

While the steel shipbuilding Industry 
Is making Its wonderful showing in 
1018, the wooden Industry will also set 
a record that will startle the world. 
More than fifty ocean-going wooden 
ships are programmed for launching by 
local yards in 1018 and these will add 
150,000 deadweight tons to the Seattle 
record. Thus in steel and wood. Seattle 
will launch 747,600 deadweight tons 
In 1018. 

Speeding up methods and greater 
efficiency, due to experience, may give 
Seattle an even greater record In 1018. 
In any event the figures compiled today 
Indicate that Seattle In 1018 will rank 
as one of Uncle Sam's chief mainstays 
In overcoming the submarine menace. 
In fact, there is a chance, according to 
some experts, that Seattle will rank aa 
the chief mainstay. Or to put it in 
another way. Seattle may go down In 
history as Uncle Sam's star pinch-hitter 
In the war game. 

VANCOUVER, Decc. 22— An amaslng 
and almost phenomenal example of hu- 
man courage and presence of mind 
while enduring pala waa reported from 
False Creek this morning. For an hour 
and forty-ovo mtauta* A. W. Cochrane, 
who Uvea at 1147 Robaon Street, waa 
Uchtly Jammed between the shovel of 
the Canadian Northern Construction 
Company's steam shovel working there 
and a beam, when the former upset. 
Although badly crushed about the legs 
and held a prisoner, Cochrane directed 
•h* efforts made by bis eomrada* aad 
other willing helpera to extricate him 
from his painful situation. Cochrane, 
who la a middle-aged man. waa extri- 
cated about 1:44 aad removed to St. 
Paul's Hospital la the pot lee ambu- 

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TiE wonders of the Columbia 
River Gorge are track'side 
scenes to travelers — East and 

SYSTEM trains. 






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SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22.— The 
wharves, docks and warehouses on the 
waterfront here will be barred to all 
persons except employes and those 
who can give sufficient reason for being 
on the premises as the result of a 
conference here yesterday between 
Federal authorities and owners of 
various shipping facilities. 

Under the new rules, it is announced, 
every corporation or individual operat- 
ing a wharf, dock or warehouse used 
for the shipping or storing by water 
of any commodity In vessels of 600 
tons burden or more or handling sup- 
plies for the Allies, will be compelled 
to maintain, at their own expense, 
inspectors to guard the premises. 

The required distance governing the 
approach of persons prohibited from 
entering premises under guard, would 
be 100 yards. Where two or more 
premises were within one-half mile 
of each other no person barred would 
be permitted letween them. 

It waa said the new order practically 
closed San Francisco's waterfront as 
far as It affected those persons coming 
under its provisions. 

$5,000,000 OF VICTORY 

One in Six Victorians Subscrib- 
ed, Compared With One in 
Ten for Whole Dominion — 
Committee's Final Report. 

Taking the population of Greater 
Victoria and the district south of 
Duncan and including Duncan at 
60.000. one person in six bought a 
Victory Bond, according to the com- 
plete report of the campaign committee 
Just issued. The percentage for the 
whole of Canada is one In ten. Results 
show that an average of $66 was in- 
vested by every resident of the district 
In the war loan. 

The total of new money put into 
the loan through the Victoria campaign 
was 64,306,326 by 10,204 subscribers. 
Canvassers in Victoria turned in 6,015 
subscriptions, totalling 61,635,026, and 
banks 3,262 subscriptions totalling 
fl.804,500. In Chemalnus there were 
111 subscriptions through canvassers 
totalling 664,650. Duncan canvassers 
turned in 248, totalling 6120,350. and 
the banks there, 178, amounting to 
655,100. From Salt Spring Inland 
there were 29 subscriptions amounting 
to 61,060. Besides these there were 
conversions from former Canadian 
war loans amounting to about $8,000.- 

Besides these there was the sub- 
scription of 6429,350 from the Provin- 
cial Government and 250 applications 
from the Canadian Explosives, Ltd., to- 
talling 895,600. 

The report which covers thirty pages, 
embraces reports from 6" the sub-' 
committees, mentioning the part played 
In the drive by each worker. 

Results Doe To Canvassers 

" The committee are greatly Indebted 
to the canvassers who so heartily and 
ably co-operated with Mr. Fred. M. 
McGregor, sales director," says the 
report signed by Mr. J. A. Mara, 
chairman of the Victoria division, and 
Mr. B. F. Taylor, chairman of the 
Victoria City division. "Throughout 
the entire campaign, these gentlemen, 
many if not all of whom were assisting 
at no little sacrifice of their own business 
interests, placed themselves unreserved- 
ly under Mr. McGregor's orders and 
carried out the plans arranged by him 
with a cheerful alacrity which left 
nothing to be desired. 

"It is a foregone conclusion that 
without the unremitting energy and 
willingness displayed by this highly 
trained and efficient corps of canvass- 
ers, the totals, of' which we are so 
Justly proud, could never have been 
reached. We take great pleasure in 
extending to these gentlemen the 
committee's warmest thanks and ap- 
preciation for their signal s erv ic es." 

Special mention Is made of the 
assistance of the B. C. Electric Railway 
Co. in furnishing the committee with 
the names and address es of between 
13,000 and 14.000 light consumers of 
the city and adjoining municipalities. 

Referring to the work of the secretary. 
Mr. J. H. Hill, the report says: "Mr. 
Hill waa on duty day and night and bis 
painstaking and courteous treatment of 
everyone, smoothed over and removed 
the usual number of trodbles and 
difficulties that are bound to arise In 
a campaign of this nature aad size. 
The committee feel they cannot too 
strongly elate their appreciation of 
Mr. HuTs services." 

" The system adopted In having teams 
proved very aatlafaetoi/, aa In nearly 
every can the captain aaw that the 
district* allotted to him were thoroughly 
canvassed," report* falsa D ir ector 
McGregor. " Captain* and men deserve 
the g r aai e s t of credit far the splendid 
way In which they worked throughout 
the campaign, aa they were always 
ready, at any time of the day or night 
where their t e ni ae* wire a id e d and I 


Christmas and New Year Holiday i 

Fare and One-Third for Round Trip 

on* anil 

Belllnr Dates — llnd to 16th December, . and llth December, 1111. ta 1st January. 

lilt. Return limit 4th January. 1111. 

B. C. Ceaat S stt t s * 

Between Victoria and Vancouver, Nana! mo. Union Bay, Comas, Powell Rivet 

and • Oulf Island Ports. 
Seiilnr Date*— 
To Oulf Island Porta — 17th December, HIT, to let January, 1111. 
To Vancouver — 22nd to -6th ^December, and llth December, HIT. te let 
January, 1411. 

Return limit 4th January, 1114. . Full particulars from any C P. R. Asant, or 
write H. W. Brodle, a. P. A.. Vancouver. B. C. 

Esquimalt & 


. Fare and One- Fifth for Round Trip 
To Points On— . Christmas New Year Return Limit 

Courtenay Branch Dec. aa & 25. Dec. 39 & Jan. i.Jan. X 1918 

Port Alberni Branch Dec. 24 Dec. 31 Jan. i, 1918 

Lake Cowichan Branch... Dec. 2» Dec. 39 Jan. 2, 1918 


Winter Schedule 

Effective Dec* 30th, 1917 


Vancouver, Ocean Falls, Swanson Bajr, Prince Rupert and Anyox— 
10:00 a.m., every Monday. 

Alaska— 10.00 a.m., January 7th and 21st. 

Massett and Port Clements— 10:00 a.m., Dec. 31st, Jan. 14th and 28th. 
Queen Charlotte (from Prince Rupert) — Jan. 7th and 21st. 
Seattle— 10:00 a.m., every Sunday. 

Direct connection at Prince Rupert with Grand Trunk Pacific train 

for all Eastern Destinations. 
Reservations and full information at City Passenger and Ticket 

Office, 900 Wharf Street. Phone 1242. 

British Colombia Electric 
Railway Co* Limited 


Christmas Holidays 

Special Rates: 

Fare and one-third, for the round trip, 

to all points. 

Tickets on sale December 24 and 25. 

Return limit December 26. 

Ticket Office and Waiting Room: 

1505 Douglas St., Opposite City Hall 

Telephone 1609 

did not bave any trouble whatever 
in securing their attention when I 
asked for It. 

"The publicity committee are de- 
serving of the greatest credit for the 
work they accomplished in advertising 
and In holding public meetings, as this 
made the work of the salesmen much 
easier than it otherwise would have 

Dealing with the Victory Loan ban, 
the committee in charge, consisting of 
Mr. Harold 8. Cove, chairman, and 
Messrs. John L. Noble, H. A. Goward 
and J. H. Price, say: "The Victory 
Loan ball waa something more than 
a mere social event. It was an inter- 
national gathering under the happiest 
conditions and it Is hoped that the 
future will point to it as a landmark in 
the history ofHbe country. To those 
who were unable to be present owing 
to the stress of the times, we extend 
our sympathy." 


ta Lead far OWatal 

The Japanese liner. Bay© Mara, slid 
Into the water* of Esquimau Harbor 
reaterday afternoon, after completing 
a week's general overhaul at the plant 
of Yarrows, Ltd. It* hull waa scraped 
and painted, and the Interior machin- 
ery was alao subjected to a thorough 

The Bayo Mara la a Japa n see 
tramp liner now under charter to An- 
drew Weir. It steamed out' toward* 
Vancouver and will there load n cargo 
for the Orient. 



Weekly Sailing, 

New York-Liverpool 

ferfmlUn / t w m uU i m apply to anv B. R, 

FSr iMa * 

The Union Steamship Co. 
of B. C, Limited 

An** Arai 
aweeao* Bay 
Bella Ceet* 
Alert War 

a*rf lalet 
Oeea* rails lalet 
Campbell Hlr*r 

aad Haas «v*r Caaaartaa, 
4* Pow.ll Blver (daily). 

MaOnnoOB. AGEffT 


■AM ntAIfClBCO. Dee. M.— Tahiti, 
the p*Jn>-sa*4«d 1*1* of tb* Sooth Baa*. 
ha* aatit most of her young «n*n to 
th* war. How many d«*ky m*l«*a* 
walk th* moonlit a ansa as wlta aadaa— 
1« their heart*. Be amy* Pamelas* L. 
OaMtau, of th* Island part *jafl now 
la this ctty. Tahiti's ooatiageat In 
Franc*, eeefdlag te th* Count— . la 
ss>» r o a l ia *t*|y 1.1 

•f them 

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11 i 111 ,1 


Transactions Are Few and Un- 
dertone -Is Sluggish, With 
War Stocks Most Prominent 
—Bond Market Active. 

NEW YORK, Dec. 22.— Trading Iff 
stocks today 'Was altogether Inconse- 
quential, with a sluggish undertone. 
Ralls and some of the more prominent 
industrials were' mildly reactionary, 
but shipping* oils, motors and a few 
less distinctive war Issues showed 
moderate steadiness, and occasionally 
strength. Qhot covering was produc- 
tive of more • evenness toward the 
close, U. 8. Steel and allied stocks 
making up their losses. 

Sales amounted to 171,000 shares. 

The market for bonds far exceeded 
in interest that for other securities. 
Despite the disavowal of peace moves, 
further .substantial recoveries were, 
secure* by .the Anglo- French 6's, 
Parts d's and French Municipals. On 
the curb, where Russian Government 
5 Mi "and 6tt per cent bonds are dealt 
in, overnight advance of « to 7 per 
cent were posted. U. S. bonds mani- 
fested no material change, some of the 
prominent Investment Issues yielding 
slightly. Liberty 4's were dull at S7.04 
to 87. with great activity In the Stt's 
at 98.36 to 98.24. Total sales, par 
value, aggregated 12.425,000. Old U. S. 
bonds were unchanged on call during 
the week. 

The feature of the bank statement 
was a contradiction of $93,600,000 in 
actual reserves, reducing: that item by 
more than half, with an accompanying 
decrease of $412 .600,00 fa loans. 






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Atlantic" Cult 

Baldwin Loco 

Ttalt. and Ohio 

ft<rth. Steel 

Brooklyn Trsnait 

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<-«fttrat La*»b«r 

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''Mi. and Ohio 

CMc, Mil. and St. IV 
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cal. Pctro. ........... 

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Int. Mar. Marin*. 

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Kennrcett Coppar 

Maxwell Motors 11% 

Mldval« steel 41 n 

Petr* # 7*H 


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TIepnbllo Steel 

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41% 48% 

83% 81% 
103% 103% 

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V. K. 6-year. 1931 89 

17. K. 1-year. 1918 

V. K. 2-y»»r, 1»1*. 

FYanck 6« , ,,'. .^....... ..... 

French 6%s •• 

Anrlo-Frenoh Is 

Canadian 6a, 1»1».. 

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Canadian &s. 1911......../.. 

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Wright-Martin Aero. 

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Chevrolet Motdra 

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Doatop and Montana 

Magma Copper 

Ra> Hercules 

Howe Hound Mining 

Hucceas Mlnlag 

V. A. Palp. 

a A. Palp 

shannon » 

New Cornelia »,. 

Submarine Beat 

St. Joseph's Lead 
Cnlti'd Motera . . . 

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"W1XNIPEX», Dec. 22.— The Grain 
Kxchange hem closed down at noon 
today for the holidays and will re- 
open Wednesday morning. Chicago 
and Mlnnaapolle markets will be open 
on Monday eg usual, but Duluth will 
ba closed. 

It was a short and quiet session to- 
day, with the holiday spirit in evl* 


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le o« Vtetorla, era ewtthtg to 

knew tk* rtaht path to bo aaaa to TurwU* 

^A-t^mT 1 * *****««* — 
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f ?-* > >4«Mit»4t, and aeher tend own- 

.ir wsaont o. rtaeat aales 

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Oats futures opened % •» *> 
higher. Ktuatuatlons were within Bar- 
row limits. Flax futures opened un- 
changed on December delivery, 4% 
higher on Jannary and ** tower for 
May. Firmer prices were eTeneral 
laur In Urn session. 0*»|a closed * 
blgbor for December, % higher fer 
May r ana Is higher fo .July. Barley 
closed unchanged fer Deoember. *4 
higher for Meg. VW e*oeed 2 lower 
Xor Deeember. unchanged for January 
and % lower for May. 
Oata—Old contract: Open. 

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December ••% 

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July .... ii. •*»•«••. ... -SIM 


December ............. ... 

Mat, ' 

December 207 

January 30o% 

Mory , .. ..•«••.. .. ...'«• 4v,s 

Cash prices: Oats— No. 2 C. W M 
21; 8 C. W„ 77 %; extra 1 feed. 7TH; 
No. I feed, 77H. 

Barley— oVa 3, 125; No. 4, 120; re- 
jected end feed, 114. 

.*5dg— No. l N. w.'c. W4H; t C 
W., Jvl; »C, W., 214. 

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MONTRBAL. Dae 32.— The week closed 
with a vary quloi market bare, today's 
transaetlona being perhapa tha smallest In 
many weeks. The only noticeable chanse 
la prlco waa en advanoa of a point In 
Tramway. Tha fixed prloee of Canadian 
isouee on the Toronto and Montreal ax- 
chanfta ere beginning to show some varia- 
tion* due to the practice of thi Toronto 
exchange In reducing tha minimum equal 
to the amount of the dividend on the ex- 
dlvldend date. 

Bonds were quiet with a few aalaa la 
tha eld War Loans at yeaterday's levela. 

Stocks— High. Low. Close. 

Bal| Tale »{• 

Braslllan Tree 

B> C. flak i« *2 

Can, Cement, pfd •• •* 

Can. Car Fdy.. com •• "% 

de pfd •• ••• JIJ? 

CSn. S. fl„ com •• - ••% 

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Can. Loco. 
Can. Cottons ..... 
Can. Oen. Bias. . . 
civic inv. and Jnd 
Cons. M. and 8. . ■ 
Detroit United ... 

Dora. Bridge 

Dom. I. and S. . . 

Dem. Teatllo 

L. Of Woods Mlg. 

Letir. Oe 

Laur. Power 

Lyall Const. Ce. .. 
Maple Leaf Mlg 
Mont. Tram. 
Montreal Cotton . . 
MacDohald Co. ... 

Mackay Co. 

N.' 8. Steal, com. . . 

do pfd 

Out. Steal Prods 

Ogllvle Mlg. , Co 

Penman*. Ltd. 

Quebec By. 

Rlordon Paper 

Khawintesn . . ••••••• 

guanlah River Pulp . . 

*• pfd 

Staei of Can. 

de nf d .•.*.*,* ....... 

Toronto By. 

Twin City Blsc. .,... 

Winnipeg Blee. > 

Wsyagamao ■ Pulp 

Dom. W*r Loan (oiai 

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Alberts Petrol .... 

B. c. Rf g. ....'. 

B. C, Perm- 


Caledonia .... 
Canada Copper ... 
Crow'* Beat ..••'•• 
Coronation ..... . 

Grenby , 

Great Wast Perm. 
How* Bound .,... 


Int. Coal 


PUt M'sdowa .... 
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LONDON, Dec. 83,— Bar silver, 4SHd 
per ounce. Money, 4 per cent. Dis- 
count retee: Shot bills, 4% per cent; 
three months' bills, 4«« per cent 

N'EW YORK. Dec. 2».— Mercantile 
paper, »tt to •% per cent Sterling: 
etxty-day bills, 4.71* : demand, 4.75 H : 
cables, 4.7« 7-l«. Francs: Demand, 
G.78H: cables. 5.71. Guilders: De- 
mand. 41**; cables, 44, Llree; De- 
mand. 1.14; cables. 8.38. Roubles: 
Demand. 18: cables, it*. Bar silver. 
86 H. Mexican dollars, 58Vs. Govern- 
ment bonds eteady; raltoad bonds ir- 



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Corn— High, Low. Cloee. 

Dee 117% 117 117 

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Large crowds necked te witness the 
finest display of turkeys, geese, ducks 
and all seasonable poultry at the public 
market, which met with ready aeles. 
some of the stallholders being sold out 
of their staoka before node. Fine dis- 
play of vegetables, apple*, flowers, 
plants and home-made confectionery at- 
tracted a great number of purchaser!*. 
Little or no change from Friday* prices, 
whleh ruled at the following average 
fl cures: 

Fruit— Pears, • lb S5e: apples, I, 10 
hnd 13 lb 85o; apples, per box, from 

Dairy Produce— Bgga, per dox.. 56c to 
70c: butter, per tb, see te SSe; cream 
cheese, packet, 10c: Ootid* cheese, per 
Tb, from 45c. 

Vegetable*— No. 1 potato**, per sack. 
13: tomatoes, per tb. 10c; cabba«re and 
paraalpw, ft Se; turnip* and carrot*, ft 
3e; cauliflower, each, from 5c;-entens, 
3 ft 85c; ea t ery, from 8 fee .lee; lueat- 
lus, bunch, 15c; marrows, from 15c; 
chrletma* trees, from 35e: hoHy. ft 45e: 
parsley and saaa. thyme and mint, per 
buneh. 5c. - 

Meat— Teung mutton, per ft, 35c te 
33c: real, per ft, 15c to 5fc; beef, per 
ft. 16c to S5o; perk, per ft, 35a te tic; 
chicken, per ft. 3 tc to S5e; fowl, per ft. 
37e to Sec: ducks, per ft. 35c; sjeeass, 
per ft, 85e; turkeys, par ft, 45c and Sfe; 
rabbits, per ft, 36c. 

F»alv--Fre 1 ,h herrtng. per ft, ?He; cod. 
per ft. 1 So to 17%c; blaek end, per ft. 
15c te 17He; sm ot t s d black cod. per ft. 
85e: smoked blaek cod tip*, per ft. tHe; 
bleatera, per ft. 15a; klppera. per 5%. lie. 


This branch has had n busy week 
opened day and evening to a throng 
or workers anxious to do extra work 
■J?*** »»renet of the tremendous 
cane incidental to the Halifax disas- 

' **• to*" to be given at the Bmnreas 
«4Ke1 pb Thursday evening. Decem- 

2^^ :•,► "* 4 * r «■• manngement of 
Falrflald and Hollywood branches, 
protnlaoa to bo a grant sueoese. It is 
in ehargs of the most afBcient peo- 
ple, and the procedd* will be de- 
vetgd to th« funde for the relief of 
Halifax sufferers. 

Mr*. Percy Hardlman's Christmas 
Pnrty on Saturday, December 16, waa 
a moat sucoessful affair, and netted 
In the neighborhood of |70. Mrs. 
Hardlman desires to thank the many 
xtnd friends who donated toya »nd 
refreshments, and also the follow- 
ing named ladles, whose efficient help 
made the day a success: Mrs. Ben- 
srough, convener of Hollywood branch 
for sale of tickets; Madame Webb, 
convener of Fairfield branch; Mrs. 
I*. B. Aldrtdge* Miss Young, Miss 
Oeorge. Mrs. Humber, Mrs. Bass. 
Mrs. Watson. Mrs. Schmeelk, Mrs. 
Leemlng. Miss Lettlce; also Mrs. Mil- 
ton and Mrs. Crane, who took charge 
of the nicely arranged tea table. 

The basaar and tea given on De- 
oember 15 by eleven little girls, all 
under twelve years of age, arranged 
by the Misses Bosustow and Dobbs, 
did great credit to them all. Rev. 

B. O. Miller, of St. Barnabas' church, 
opened the bazaar. The proceeds 
handed In to the Fairfield branch 
amounted to 183.77. 

Work sent In to headquarters by 
this branch during the past two 
weeks embraced 854 articles. 

Thanks are -extended for the fol- 
lowing donations: Mrs. J. R. Mac- 
kenzie, $6, for Halifax relief fund; 
Mrs. Bryant. $1.70 to funds: Mrg V. 

C. Martin. $6, for Halifax relief 
fund. Proceeds of Christmas party 
as received to date, 155.60. 

North Ward Branch 

At the regular monthly meeting 
held December 18, the treasurer gave 
a very satisfactory report, the amount 
turned in to headquarters during the 
month being $487.40. 

The committee wishes to thank 
Mrs. Carter, Bay Street, for her dona- 
tion of Mexican pottery, -which Is to 
be raffled. The blouse donated by 
Scurrah's, Ltd., was won by Mrs. Or- 
rick. 3840 Prior Street, with ticket No. 

, The branch haa adopted two pri- 
soners of war, and anyone wishing to 
help In the adoption of a third may do 
so by communicating with Mrs. An- 
drews, Hillside Avenue, phone 8786R. 

There is still need for more workers 
on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sat- 
urday afternoons. The rooms will not 
be open on Christmas or New Year's 

There will be no card party held In 
the rooms until January 3, particulars 
of which may be obtained from Mrs. 
Fulton, phone 2810L.. Donations of 
coal are required for heating of the 
rooms, and anyone wishing to help In 
this way please communicate with 
Branch Convener, phone 2334L. 
.Tamos Bag Branch 

O.n Wedneaday evening last at the 
rooms of tha above branch, Sergeant- 
Major Brogan gave a splendid address, 
upon First Aid as practised by the St. 
John's Ambulance Association. Un- 
fortunately, owing to many other at- 
tractions, the attendance waa small, 
but it ie hoped that a subject of such 
great Interest will attract a large au- 
dience at the second ' lecture of the 

same place on January 5. Some very 
fine lantern slides were thrown upon 
the screen by Mr. Gibson, of Bequi- 
*m*lt, and added considerable Interest 
to the lecture. Mr. A. J. Dailain waa 
chairman, and In introducing Ser- 
geant- Major Brogan spoke of the 
great service he haa rendered the 
state in his splendid ' work a/id of the 
value of this work in everyday life. 
A collection was taken up for the 
funds of the Red Croea of this branch. 

The convener wishes all the work- 
ers to take notice that the rooms will 
be closed on the 25th and the 36th. 
also the week following on January 
1st and Jnd; otherwise work will .be 
carried on as uauaL She also wishes 
to Impress upon the residents of 
James Bay that workers are urgently 
needed at the rooms, that any friends 
«of the Red Cross can render effective 
aid to the men at the front by helping 
for a few hours a week. 

The monthly meeting will be held 
on Friday evening next, December 38, 
and aa this will be the laat committee 
meeting this year, the latter part of 
the evening will be made a social 
time and light refreshments will be 
served. The convener extends a very 
hea.ty welcome to every worker and 
friend of this branch to be present at 
this meeting. 

The following donations are ac- 
knowledged: Mrs. Fredette, a ailk 
camisole for the raffle table; six face 
cloths from the Beacon Hill School; 
a face cloth from Marguerite McDon- 
ald, and a pair of socks from Mrs. 
Travis. Number 263 was the lucky 
ticket winning the second plum pud- 

The convener and committee wish 
to express thanks to Mr. McMorran, 
who very kindly conveyed all supplies 
for the branch to and from the Tem- 
ple Building headquarters. 

The winning numbers of the raffles 
drawn last week are as follows: 
"Polly of the Circus," No. 403, which 
can be had by presenting the winning 
ticket at the Beehive on Douglas 
Street; centrepiece won by No. 404. 
and can be obtained at the rooms; 
silk nightdress and boudoir cap, No. 

Prisoner Thanks Branch 

The secretary to the Prisoners of 
War Fund for this branch haa Just 
received the following very interest- 
ing letter from. Germany: 

"Dear Madam — Your letter, dated 
June 36th, 1917, to hand a trifle be- 
lated, nevertheless It la welcome, aa 
all letters assuredly are to us In our 
present circumstances. My home is 
in Winnipeg, and with the other Ca- 
nadian boys who are on this Kom- 
mando with me, we often in our im- 
agination take a stroll down Portage 
Avenue, pay a visit to Eaton A Co. 'a. 
Imagination is a great thing; It takes 
one out of the sordid things that bo 
to the pleasant things that might 

"We are not too badly off- here. 
The Red Cross sends out a good as- 
sortment of foodstuffs, which we re- 
ceive fairly regularly. 1 have been 
to Vancouver, and this climate I con- 
sider somewhat similar to yours 
there. At present It Is chilly, raining 
and windy. I gm somewhere In Ger- 
many on the Rhine. It Is a pretty 
district, i also an industrial one, and 
has been the scene of great activity. 
I am on a Kamando (working party) 
of 86 men, and. having learned the 
language, am the interpreter. We are 
quartered in a little village and oc- 
cupy a two-story block. Our spare 
time is filled In with card playing. 
concerts and reading. The board of 
education gends out any educational 
book we wish, so we have no short- 
age of mental food, but, despite all 
those things someone haB said, "Give 
me liberty, or give me death!" That Is 


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again step forth In the atmosphere of 

"By the time this reaches you 
Christmas should be near, so I wish 
you a merry Christmas. Also I thank 
you for your interesting letter, and 
should be pleased to hear from you 
again with — "censorablo" — (this ap- 
plies to a little Chinook put In the 
letter telling him that all waa going 
well) news of the land of the Maple 
Leaf. With the very best of wishes, 
and thanking you in anticipation of a 

Halifax RHtef Fund 88488.84 
Yesterday's donations to the Red 
Cross Halifax Relief Fund brings the 
total amount or the collections re- 
ceived to date to 82.820.84. Following 
is the list: Previously acknowledged. 
11.475.27; '"Muggins," per Mrs Wood- 
ward. $178.77; Mrs. A. C. Innes. $15; 
St. Andrew's Cathedral, collection 
"Stabat Mater." $285.80; Royal Oak 
and Elk Lake Red Cross. $5; I. A 
Hay ward. $100; Oak Bay Red Cross. 
$87; E. 8. L. $10; Ucluclet Red Cross, 
$48; West Baanlch Women's Institute, 
$10; Fairfield Red -Cross. $10; « 
friend. 50 cents: Union Bay Red 
Cross, $100; E. H. Fletcher. $5; Boys' 
Central School, $80. Total, $2,220.84. 

Queen LU's Wills 
HONOLULU. Dec. 22.— A purport- 
ed 1917 will of the late Queen Llliuo- 
kalani, leaving the major part of 
her estate to "Princess" Theresa 
Belliveau, was thrown out of court 
today by Judge C. W. AehlBrd. who 
stated from the bench that all evi- 
dence and his own knowledge con- 
vinced him It waa a forgery. 8am 
Kamakala, a preacher, testified that 
v he signed as a witness-to the late will 
in his own home and not at the bed- 
side of the queen. H. Keakoha, a 
second witness, gave similar testi- 
mony. Kamakala stated that the 
Princess Theresa offered him the 
bribe of a church if he signed. 

A 1909 will of the queen, contain- 
ing a deed of trust for Theresa Bel- 
liveau, said to be only a distant rela- 
tive of Lilluokalani, remains contest- 
ed by Jonah "Prince Cupid" Kalanla- 
aole, congressional delegate from Ha- 
waii, on the ground that the queen 
was mentally Incompetent at the time 
of ItB/eTecution. 

Are Tanner* l»rofl«e* lS t 
KINGSTON, Ont., Dec. 22.— In hearing 
appeal* from the military service tri- 
bunal, Judge Laval said he was not 
fully in accord with the regulations 
which permitted farmers to be exempt- 
ed. He declared that there were a 
great many case* in which the farmer* 
were not doing anything toward greater 
production and were really doing 
nothing more nor leu than to profiteer 
because of war condition*. He told of 
the patrons of a cheese factory petition- 
ing for the exemption of a cheese- 
maker on the ground that he was abso- 
lutely indispensable. He found that the 
petitioner* were paying this "Indispens- 
able" man $55 'a month. "H he wa« 
sent overseas," concluded the judge, "it 
would cost them a little mora to haul 
their milk to another factory." 


Registered In the Provinces of British Columbia sad Alberta 

Joint control of Estates by Executors and Trust Companies safe- 
guards the interests of the heirs and beneficiaries, and also relieve* 
and assists the Executors. 

Solicitors introducing business to this Company are retained in the 
professional care thereof. 

An estimate of the Company's charges for acting in any of its 
capacities will be gladly given. 

Head Office: isei Douglas Street, Victorie, B.C 




Will Making 

The average human being is very much averse to making a will, 
and yet IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that it be done .if we 
would dispose of our Estate as we would wish, instead of leaving it 
to the disposition of the law.. • 

The making of a WILL TODAY will not accelerate death a single 
instant, but rather tend to prolong life by making us satisfied with 
an act timely and properly done. 

The amount allowed to an 'Executor is the same whether he be 
ignorant of the duties of the position or experienced. 


The Imperial Canadian Trust Co. 

Local Manager 

R. W. Perry. 

616 View Street 


Burdick Brothers & Brett, Limited 


Stocks Bonds Grain Cotton 

Direct wires tG*>all principal exchanges. 

Telephones 27?4-3725 

620 Broughton Street 


Pays Too Much foe risk 
WINNIPEG. Dec. 28.— After receiv- 
ing information that one Oillersteln, a 
Jew, from Fargo, had paid more for a 
carload of fish than 1» 'permitted under 
the order-ln-councll issued by the Gov- 
ernment, J. D. McGregor, food con- 
troller for the Western Provinces, or- 
dered the car to he held at the boun- 
dary pending his decision. Mr. Me- 
gregor stated tonight that Oillersteln 
had outbid local buyers on Lake Wlnnl- 
pag, and by his action in paying more 
than the maximum amount allowed by 
the order-in-councll has rendered him- 
self liable to a fine of $1,000 or three 
months' imprisonment. 

th of Sirs. Mason 

TORONTO, Dec. 22. — Early this morn- 
ing, after an Illness of some weeks, the 
death occurred of Mrs. Mason, wife of 
Brig-Gen. the Hon. Jamea Mason. She 
Is survived by her husband, two sons. 
I.ieut.-Col. T. Cooper Mason, D.8.O.. 
officer commanding the 10th Royal 
Grenadiers, and Henry Maeon, and one 
daughter. Mis* Mary Mason. 


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Hla-h. Low. 

January 28.T0 88.48 

M.inti 20.17 

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the Bank of Montreal to 
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the part of the individual as 
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from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. 
Colonist Want Ads. pay. 
If you cannot come to 
the office, your phone 
orders will receive our 
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One cam a word MOb insertion, (our 
ccms • word a »««k or a dollar * lino a 
momu (six words to tbo line); cash with 
order. No advertisement accepted (or l*ss 
than twonty-nv* asm* 

Birth. marring* 4*ath and funeral 
notices. 10 per word par insertion. 

Business or Pro(eaa>uiial Cards of four 
lines or under, 11.00 par weak. 

Mo advertisement oh*rg*d °n account lor 
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WRIGHT— Francis, the much beloved hus- 
band of Constance Louise Wright, on 
December 22. 1*17. at Sooke. B. C, and 
late or Mlllarvllle, Alberta. 
The funeral will take place on Monday. 
December 24. from the house, at ll«, 
and fifteen mlnutee later at the Anglican 
Church. Hook..- Harbor, interment at Sookc. 

McDONALD — In London, November 17, of 
acuto appendicitis, Allan Gut-wood Mc- 
Donald, belover brother of Mr* A. O. 
.Miller, l'c»ch la nd. B. C. 


Mr. and Mrs. Nelld and family, of Happy 
Vallev, desire to thank their many friends 
for their sympathy expressed In their re- 
cent bereave ment. t 


Mrs. Knceshsw. Mrs. Barton, and Mrs. 
Christopher desire to thank the many 
friends for their kindness and sympathy 
expressed during their recant sad bereave- 
ment; also for the beautiful flowers sent. 


The next regular meeting of the Federal 
Labor Union (16,476) will be held Friday, 
December 3*. K. of P. Hall. » o'clock. 

"J" Unit Chapter Is holding a dance In 
aid of returned soldiers, on Now Year's 
Eve, in the Alexandra. Dancing 8:30 to 1. 
Tickets tOc . 

The Gaelic Society will hold a dance 
tn the Foresters' Hall, Broad Street, on 
Monday. 24th. at » p. m. 

Alaska Junk Company beg to thank 

their many customers for their patronage 

during past five years, as we are moving 

to Vancouver on January 1. 

Lodge Britannia. No. 314, L. O. B. A.. 
dance In aid of the Halifax Relief Fund. 
K. of P. Hall (North Park -Street, on Tues- 
day, Janusry 1, 1*1*. Buffet supper; danc- 
ing till 1. Professor Heaton'e orchestra. 
T ickets I'lo each. 

' A great crowd win attend Hamsterley 
Farm Stall. Public Market, to buy the 
children's Xmaa chocolate boxes. Specially 
attractive, haw and original, 50c each. 
Also upstairs In Mahon Block, Government 
Street. ••• pur sign on doorway. 

Notice— Sir Edward Carson. V. O. L., 
1,3*4, will nominate and elect officers Wed- 
lesduy, December 10. All members are r«- 
tuested to attend. 
R. O, FOSTEH. W . M. 

Thsosophlcsl Society Victoria Lodge, 

117 Belmont Houae. President. Mrs. M. 
King, HOI Caledonia Avenue. Open dally 
from 3 ta .'. p.m., when Information as to 
meetings, etc., may be obtained and books 
borrowed from the library. Communica- 
tions may be addressed to Mr. W. B. Pease, 
James Bay Hotel. 

Queen Alexandra Review Whist Drive, 
Wednesday. December 36, K. of P. Hall, 
North Park Street. 



Christ Church Cathedral — December -3 : 
Holy communion, 8 and 9 a.m. (choral); 
matins, ll. Preacher, the Dean. 7 p.m., 
ahortened evensong and Chiistmaa carols; 
short address by the Dean. Men's Bible 
cms* 4 p.m. Intercession service, Wednes- 
day, 8 p.m., Christmas Day. Holy com- 
munion. I, 7. 8. »:1S (choral), 12:16. 
Matins. 11 a.m. Preacher, t he Bishop. 

St. Mary's, Oak Bay, IVtli. in Advent- 
s' a. m., holy communion; 11 a. m., matins 
and sermon, preacher the Bishop of Colum- 
bia; 7 p. m. evensong. Carols will be sung 
Instead of the usual sermon. Christmas 
Day: Holy communion at T a 'ni.,8 a.m. 
ami 1 2 : 1 5 p. m.j matins and sermon at 
II a. m. Way. C. R. tdttler. Actin g Rector. 

St. Saviour'* Church, Victoria West, 
Rev. R. Connell. rector. Holy communion, 
• a. m.; morning prayer and litany, at 
11 a. m. ; Sunday School, 2:30 p. m. ; even- 
ing prayer. 7 p. m. Christmas music by 
the choir. i 

Royal Jubilee Hospital. Hunday, Dec. 21: 
Service In Memorial chapel at M;*o a. m., 
consisting of "Morning prayer 1 and sermon. 
Nurses, patients, members of hospital staff. 
as also the general publlo Ytviiir tn the 
district cordially Invited. Christmas morn- 
ing there will be celebrations of holy com- 
munion at * and 10 a. m Church people 
living In the district cordially InvlteeVto 
these services. ^i 

St. John's Church. Quadra Strgpt — Rev. 
F. A. p. Chad wick. M.A., rector, • a.m.. 
holy communion: 11 am., morning- prayer; 
7:»* p. nf„ evening prayer and carols. On 
Christinas Day there will be services at 
» a.m. and 11 a.m. 

St. Matthias'. Foul Bay — Services on 
Christmas Day will be: Holy communion 
at t a.m., matins and holy communion at 
14iM sum. ■ 


Emmanuel, Fernwood oar termlnu* Rev. 
William Stevenson. Christmas services: 
Momlny, 11, "Bethlehem." Evening. 7: St, 
"Tha Poetry of the Advent." Carols and 
anthems. Orchestral music In the even- 
ing. Strangers Invited. 

Tabernacle Church, pastor B. H. West- 
It a. ».. "The largeness of Christ"; 7:** 
P. ra.. Baptismal services Strangers In- 
vl ted. 

First — Rav. P. Clifton Parker. Minister. 
Sunday, Dec. », Xmas se n l u es. 11 a. m. 
•Th* Flrat Ooepel Sermon." Evening, 7:30. 
'•Tha First Ooepel Hymn." Special Xmas 
music will be rendered. 


Ooagregntlonal Church. Rer. Charles 
Crancher. Services 11 and 7:10. Morning 
sutjart. "Christ mss tide Musing." Evening. 
"A. Twentieth Century Reading n( the 
NaBelty Stories - Organ recital by Mr. 
Dean* Walls. 7 to T:10. Special Christmas 


Ohuroh af Christ, Scientist, tit 
Arenas— services are held 



traadana at 11 *. m. and 7:** p. m. ***. 
|S*t fsV SnaSav, Deo. tt. "ts th* Universe. 
laaladlag Maa. Evolved bv At onto Foro*?" 
Tesrtsneotal meeting every Wednesday 
awaalasj at I a'rtock. Visitors welcome 

Ms tr ssjalltae) — Corner Paadora and 
fwadra Streets. Pastor. Rsv. H. S. Os- 
B.A.. BD. CkrVrtmaa SwaSay— 
11 a. *v. tha pastor: t:M a. at. sa* ** al 
sosa v ia of **adny rtaboal: t:M p. sa.. th* 
Christmas marie from "Tha Messiah " 
■hrlPli U . Mr*. Downard. Mr*. Tlrltnor. 
Meters. Duuford (M Cras h , ctrtrutlniss nay 
n#ylii at II a at. Caen* t* the** gar- 




< entenolsl. Oorge Road, near Govern- 
ment. R*v. A. S. Colwall. B. A., preacher. 
.services II a. m., *ubject "Where Will 
Jesus Bpend ChrlstmasT" 7:1* p. m. sub- 
ject. "Why Did the Wise Men Find 
Jesusf" Special Christmas music by the 
choir. You are Invited 


Rev. Dr. Wilson, superintendent of mis- 
sions for British Columbia, will preach to- 
day In the Oorge Church at 11 a. m. and 
la Ersklne Church st 7 p. m. 

Oaklanda Gospel Hall, Cedar Hill Koad. 
near Hillside car terminus. Christians 
meet II a. m. far worship and breaking 
Of bread; I p. m., school; »:4*i a. m„ young 
people's service; 7 p. m.. bright Oospet 
servh-e. Speaker. Mr. H, L. Hopkins, sub- 
Ject. "No Room for the Bon of God." A 
Believers' Baptismal service will be held 
at this service. 

New Thought Temple— Hall, 118 Pember- 
ton Building. Dr. Butler will speak at 11 
a. m. on "Inner Power and Mastery"; 
7:S0 p. m., subject "The Christmas Mean- 
lag and Lesson." 

Chrlstadelphtan Hall. M4I North Park 
Street. Sunday school 1* a. m., breaking 
of bread, 11 a. m-; evening. 7:20. 

First spiritual Church meets In St. 
John's Hall, Herald Street. * pi m. Mra 
lies and Mr. Hoed, 7:30 p. m. F. E. 
P lummer. Psychic mess ag es by Mrs. lies 


rV Columba, Mitchell and Orantte Street, 
Oak Bay — At 11 a. m. the pastor. Rev. 
Thos. S. Baynea, will preach on "Room 
for Christ." Special musical service at 
7:3* p. m. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m. 
All welcome. - 

«t. Andrew's, Rev. W. Leslie Clay, D.D., 
Minister — Christmas services: 11 a. m„ 
"The Prince of Peace to a World at War.' 
Mrs. Longneld will aing; 12:15, adult Bible 
class; 2:30, Sabbath schsjol: 7:U>, organ 
recital; 7:30. service of praise. Christmas 
hymns. carols and anthems. Soloists. 
Mcadamei Ix>ngfleld and Grant, and Messrs 
D. C. Hughes, Jas. Hunter and W. Mel- 
ville. Htia ngor* cordially Invited. 

F*.rst, corner Quadra and Fiagard — Min- 
ister. Rev. J. Gibson Inkster, will preach 
at both services. Morning, children's ser- 
vice; choir, carols and anthems. Sermon, 
"Emmanuel." Evening: Full choir; solo- 
ists. Mrs. Morrison and Mra Hudson. 
Sermon, "Glad Tidings." Soldiers, sailors 
and stranger s are cordially invited. 

St. Psul's Military and Naval. Victoria 
West — 10:30 and 7:80. Gospel preaching 
and Xmas ronstr. Cantata. "The Story of 
Bethlehem." Soldiers, sailors and strang- 
ers.. Everybody welcome. 


Fernwood and Balmoral. Rev. B. J. Bow- 
den. B. D. Maula*- at XL, special music. 
Evening at 7:30. the Minister on "< 
mas. Old and New." 


OLAoomcJ AUvtrtllSlNU 


D1GOON1SMS — "Those who bring sunshine 
Into the lives of others cannot keep 11 
nom themselves." Dlggon Criming Co., 
• OB rate* btreet. A box of stationery makes 
an ideal gift. Wa can emboss tne initials, 
too. M . 

Of wanted to learn plumbing. Apply 
Hayward ek Dodds, >42 Fort. 


1.V1 liit NATIONAL, Correspondence Schools, 
ilii Douflaa, corner Kates ana Douglas. 
Pnone 1»31Q. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

MAKHIUD man wanted for general farm 
work, including milking. Box 8K2, 
Colonist. ^___^__^______ 

MAN for delivery route; well acquainted 
with city; must have first class refer- 
ence. Appuy New Method Laundry, 101s 
Nor th Park Street. I 

ANTED — Boys with wheels for Monday 
delivering parcels. MOD Burdett Ave, 

ANTED — Messenger boy. Apply «1* 
Fort Street. 




ANTED— Bellboy, over 18./ Apply Do- 
mlnlon Hotel. 

WANTED — Laborers at Esquimau dry- 
dock, 8 o'clock, Friday morning. Yar- 
rows, l,l mltsd. ■^^^^^^ 

WANTED— By the We*tern Life Assur- 
ance Company, a good live local repre- 
sentative; a liberal contract for a live man. 
Why not make a record where It will do 
you some good and Join a progressive 
young company. Apply 418 Rogera Build- 
ing, v ancouv er. B. C. 

WANTED — Young graduate chemlat for 
laboratory work at powder plant; good 
chancx for advancement. Apply by letter 
fi Giant Powder Company of Canada, Ltd., 
. N'anoo ee Bay. B. C 

WANTED — Bookkeeper and office routine 
(or lumber office. State experience, 
reference* and salary expected Apply 
Box 736, QolonUt. 

WANTED — Cylinder presafeeder. at Th* 
Colonist. , 


AT The Ladles' Agency — Cooks, 82&, |30; 
parlormaid, )30; housemaid, 825; cook- 
generals, |2&. 330; general, half day. tio; 
lady help, 320; nursemaid, 320: generals, 
mot tier's helps, 816, 320; experienced 
waitresses. Apply 828 Bayw ard Bldg. 

A LADY pianist wanted to take part In 
act for patilotlo purpose*: all work 
gratia. Bsx 740. Colonist. 

GIRL, assist with housework and chil- 
dren. 864 Pembroke Street, corner 

1RL wanted for candy store. Apply 
1420 G overnment Street. " 

MOTHEIt'H help wasted for mornings. 
' Apply 1044 South Hampshire Road. 
Oak Bay. 

NURHB wanted, for Kelowna Hospital, 
salary 340 per month. Apply Secre- 
tary. Hospital. Kelowna. 

STENOGRAPHERS — Employment depart- 
ment; free service: come and register. 
United Typewriter Co.. Ltd.. 718 Fort St. 
Pho ne 4783. 

ANTED — Extra waitresses for Christ- 
mas Day. Apply Dominion Hotel. 





anted— A smart gin: a«» children. 
188 Fort Street. 

ANTED — A waitress. Apply Dominion 

IXrAJfTBD— A young girl to take charge of 
v v baby 3 years old. In afternoons, and 
sleep at home. Phone 64SY, or apply 332 

Linden Avenue. 

WANTED— Girl to assist la house, after- 
noons from 2 to i. Sunday excepted, 
Vict oria West. Ph one 3 838T. 

ANTED — Experienced waitress. Holly's 
Restaurant, 632 Fort Street. 


WANTED — Day nurse for child of two 
year* Phone 436 1L. 

fTCJ A N TED— Genarai servaat, small family. 
v v Phone 81*6. 


AN experienced salesman, thoroughly 
familiar with Vancouver Island, 
wishes position; best of references. Box 
357. Colonist. 

A TEAMSTER with haavy team wants 
work. Phone 3881R. 

A RETURNED soldier with goad charac- 
ter, married, wants work. Inside pre- 
ferred, either janitor or watchman, or »ny 
place of trust: can ha recommended. Box 
80». Colonist, 

ACCOUNTANT, ag* 47, fair/ experienced, 
highest credentials; whole or part 
time. Box 787. Qotoalst. 

CARPENTER work by Jab ar day. Phone 

GARDENING done by the day. T. 
Mottarshead, R. M. D. No, 4. 'Victoria. 
B. C, 

JOB work or furniture repairing by ax- 
pert. W. Hilton. 81* View Street, 
phone Kit. 

OFFICE position wanted; advertiser has 
had long mercantile experience. Baa 
3*3. Colonist. 

jTkFFICB man, 33, good experience, accas- 
Vr tomed to responsibility, seeks appoint- 
ment. Vletorl* P. O. Baa 14*4. Vaanauver. 

hino * tma. »*» 

Chinee* Emoleyssewt 
— rvlssx Phoa* »*f. 



AT The Ladles' Agaaoy — Thorwachly ex- 
perteneed howsekeaawr far hStal at 
rooming. h..os». good retsrwar**; sxastsSBOsd 
nurse for one child, at lavattd. eao be highly 
roeommended. Apply r.js Saverard Hntidtna. 



WANTED— Any position of trust by re- 
flaed. capable woman. Box •((. 
Coloni st. 




PA1NT1NO — Kaiaamlalna. paparhaaflag 
J. J. Roe*. Psmbrak* and Quadra. 
Phone *»•*. _-~— — — = 


ANTED — A female teacher for the 
- Quallcum Beach School; second divis- 
ion; salary 3*0 per month: duties to com- I 
mince Jan. 4. Applv with teaiunonlaie I 
to F. C. Jones. Secretary School Board, 
Quallcum Beach. 


EXTRAORDINARY Snap— »J2i buya city 

lot costing *l.'-oo; close to park and 

school; low taxes; clear title. Andrews, 

Y. M- C. A- 


A BARGAIN — Sacrificing my 4-room 
house (lot 60x120) for *l,4a0; paved 
street, close to car; cost $2,70*; clear 
titl e. Andrews, Y. M. C. A. 

PPL.Y to E. EC Heath, 1*12 Douglas 
Street. He has a very ebole* Hat of 
bu ngalows and houses at snap prices. 

ATTRACTIVE 7-room bouaa, large lot; 
for particulars, phone 3317. 


C1HAPMAN Street. Fairfield, almost new 
> cottage of four large rooms, bath and 
pantry, basement, all modora conveniences; 
lot ioxUS, to lane. 

• — * 1,600— 

Terms I&00 cash, balance 316 per month. 


1112 Broad Street 

Phous 1076 

FOR Sale — Ten-room house, flvs bedrooms' 
modern in every particular; will sell 
furnished or unfurnished. 1037 Richardson 
Street, or Geo- S. Russell. lSUi Government 


OR Sale — New bungalow with furnace. 
Brldgman, 604 Broughton Street. 

IrilVE Specials— All new and modern 
! houses— Falrfleld, 6 rooma 32.«76; 
Quadra Street, 6 rooms, *2,775; Cloverdale, 
7 rooms. >i acre ground, cost *4,00u, for 
(2,000; Medina Street, James Bay, 6 rooms, 
33,000; Richardson Street, 7 rooms, 36.000. 
See the** before you buy. Further par- 
tlculars from Dalby A Lawson. 61* Fort. 

IriOR Sale — 4-room bungalow, bath and 
1 pantry. In city; clear title. Address 
Own er, Box 650, Colonist. 

FOR Sale — (-room bungalow, built by day 
labor. In half-mile circle; up-to-date 
In everything; well finished; owner leaving 
city. Apply Box 6(8. Colonist. 

1JHVE roomed furnished modern bungalow. 
' all conveniences; full sired basement; 
lot (0x188; close to school; price 31.200. For 
particulars apply 3131 Alblna Street. 

OUfTB and Realty Bargains — Cottage 
and store, North Park Street, half-mile 
circle; value *4,000, price (3,700, (800 cash, 
balance (1* per month, without interest. 
Garden lota, with fruit trees, two-mile 
circle, (1*0 each, terms. Five-acre lanna. 
gooke River, partly cleared, good soil; 
water laid on; frontage on road and river; 
close to railroad station, bridr*. hotel and 
mill; »100 per acre, terms. W. T. Wllliama. 
1102 Wharf S treet, Phone »37. 

I HAVE a choice list of bungalows and 
houses at prices very much below their 
real value. Apply E. E. Heath, 1212 Doug- 
las Street. 

THE prettiest spat on the Gorge — Two- 
thirds of an sera, B-room modern 
bungalow, for sale at the assessed price of 
the land: part caah and part easy monthly 
payment*. Pho ne 4037L. 



EWINO ax th* day ba 

ML ttU 

I AM open to buy a modern five to seven- 
room bungalow, Fairfield or Foul Bay, 
or upper James Bay districts; state location, 
price, knd terms; must bo at reasonable 
price and easy terms. Apply Box 884, Col- 
onlst. _____^__^____ 

LIST your houses and bungalows with 
E. E. Heath, 1212 Douglas Street. He 
has clients wai ting. 


CULTIVATED prairie farm, 160 acres! 
33,600. Box 878 Colonist. 


DO you realise that there Is big money 
in growing oolong, cucumbers, toma- 
toes, cabbage, celery, heeta and potatoes 7 
Consider what can be made In raising hoga 
sheep, cattle and poultry, or from a prop- 
erly conducted dairy fsrm. 

Here •• your opportunity — Choice ranch 
of 117 eore* within ten miles of Victoria, 
good transportation facilities, with nearly 
to acre* beat bottom land in high state 
of cultivation. New five-room California 
bungalow, two aew barns for 40 head 
•took. Ideal mixed farming proposition, 
complete, to bs sacrificed at leas than 
assessed value of th* land without im- 
provements. Easy terms to reliable party. 

1**33 Government Street 

I[>OR Sale— Cheap, 213 acres of land. In- 
eluding 7-room house, out-bulldlngs; 7 
acres cleared, including about 180 acres 
timber; guod opening for sawmill; 34 miles 
from Victoria, B. C. Apply 119 Clarence 
Btr eet, Victoria, B. C, 

Fine 80-acre ranch near railway, splendid 
7-room house, modern and well built; 

barns; 37,000; easy terms. 
160 ACRES at Sooke, (10 acre, close to 

C. N. R. 
Cheap city lots from (200; (t( down and 

(10 quarter. 
Two beautiful lots on Orllia Street. (20* 

for the two (rash). 
Fine 9-room house to rent, everything 

modern, on car line, (II. 

Have you a house to sell cheap T We can 

find you a buyer right away. 

Passports prepared correctly. 


Next Ba nk of Montreal. 

4\*t ACRES, cultivated, fruit trees; mod- 
ern house, ( rooms, slso bath, pantry, 
store room, hot and cold water, cellar; 
barns; well fenced: *Va miles from city; 
close to school, church, store; > minutes 
from Interurban station; title clear; would 
take 4-ronm cottage as part payment. Mrs. 
Street. Wilkinson Road. Rural Route *. 

68 ACHES, three miles from city, psrtly 
cleared; adjoining lots sold to (800; 
price ISO* per acre. Burdlck Bros. * 
Brett, Ltd.. 623 Fort Street. 1 


ADVERTISER desires to purchase for 
cash. sma:i acreage, suitable for 
mlajrd farming; preferably on east coast 
of Vancouver Island, and within *0 miles 
of Victoria; part cleared, or easily clear- 
able, and with adjacent range available; 
water frontage desirable. Box 1*4, Col- 

WANTED — 8mall farm; at least s* acres 
under cultivation. Box *06. Colonist. 

~~acreage~t6~rent ~ 

EIGHTEEN acres, on B. C. Electric Rail- 
way: all cleared: 7 room furnished 
house, stork snd Implements. Burdlck 
Brothers A Brett, Limited. (2* Fort Street. 


AUTHORIZED to tax* s js se n ptlaas far 
all newspapers, weeklies ..nd ma**- 
sine* published In any part of tha world. 
Newton Advertising Agency. -'8-4-8 Winch 
Bldg Phone 1*1*. Vtaiarla. B. O 

A LADY will call and bay all your high- 
class cast-off clothing. spat cash. 
Phone Mra. Hunt, 4**1. 

AUTO for hire, day ar night Telephone 
8*34. Night phona. Re* 2883L Wax. 
B. Halt 

(flASH palS far old bicycle* aad part* la 
yj any condition. Phoa* 174T. Vletar 
Cycls Work* *T3 Jahasaa Street 


CHOICE Roe**, Herbaceous Plaata, trrar- 
greea hrabe, at*. Oar prlos Bat I* 
free *• application. Oakland Narsery O*, 
4, Oblso*. prosrtelT. 188* Blllsada Ar**** 

LET as collect your bad account*; no 
collection no pay. Th* T. P. Mc- 
canneli Mercantile Agency. 138A Pember- 
ten Bldg. 


To assure her of the finest quality obtain- 
able, get them at the Royal Candy. Limit- 
ed, the home of good candy. Assorted 
Home Mad Chocolates. 

This collection Introduces practlrslly no 
end of toothsome centres, comprising 
fruit, nut, and Jelly centres, from (Oc per 
pound up. 


Very high grade assorted Chocolates la 
the most artistic Christmas boxes will 
mske a most appreciative gift. (Jus 111 v. \ at 
rlety, and thorough candy excellence. No 
assortment elsewhere at double the price 
can compare with these. Per box. from 30c 
up. And specially packed five-pound boxes 
at per box only (2.68. 

1228 Government St next Christie Shoo Store 

A BEAUTIFUL silk dress (new), for half 
price; also smart 'coat very moderate, 
and several other articles. Room 7, 7*7 Vs 
Yate* Street, afternoon* 

AUCTION prices discounted at closing 
out heater sal* Eastern Stove Co., 
84* Fort 8treet. 

ALL black sail sad manure delivered; 
ploughing and harrowing dons; gen- 
eral teaming. Phone 16*. 

A LADY wUI call and buy all your high- 
class cast-off clothing. Spot cash. 
Pbon* Mr* Hunt 4*3 L 

A HEATER sals; entire stock closing 

out; Urgent stock and cheapest 

prices In Victoria. Eastern Stove Co., *48 

Fort Street 


EST mlllwood. lowest pneea, prompt 
delivery. Phone 2851 it. 

BUY Victoria-made goods. Our pickles. 
marmalades, etc., are the beat The 
Western Pickling Work* Ltd.. 811 Flsgard. 

BUTTONHOLE machine, sewing machine 
with motor, perfect order; second- hand 
stoves, heaters, etc., like new. bit Johnson 
Street. Phone 331*. 

BRASS launch propeller, two-blade speed 
design; 16 Inches diameter; bored for 
1 Inch shaft; little used; (6. Box 870, Col- 

V« w Metbad Lasstdry. Ltd.. tha 

^' 'sTO'>B i r mL , tfs '-r-f i JZZ 

CHRYSANTHEMUMS — White, pink, yel- 
low *nd -bronxe. Salop Greenhouse, 
Cit y Market Stall. Satur day and Monday. 

CIGAR showcase, small caah rerlater. 
coal heater ana *&• cigar*. Jones, 6 B 7 
Fort St reet, phone 461SY. 

/CHRISTMAS tress for sale! Phone 1*7. 

CHRISTMAS trees for sale at Foxgord's, 
160* Douglas. Phone 4703L 

CITY Mart 7*6 Fort Btreet: Bargains In 
slightly used furniture of all description. 
All aur goods ars marked at low price* 
Wa buy ar exchange household goods of all 
description. Phone 14t*. 

COX A DOUOAL, specialists In elevator 
and motor repairing, switchboard erec- 
tion, private Installations, motors and dy- 
namos re-wound and guaranteed. Estimates 
given. Stobbart-Peaas Building Tate* St. 
Telephones *36*. *7(3R and »41»R. 

CABINBT phonograph for sal*; will play 
any di*o record, Including Edison; with 
ton record*; 118 cash. Shaw, 111 Fort St 


DINING tables, chairs, buffets and all 
classes of bedroom furniture. Try The 
Barraln House. 1660 Dou glas Street 

DIAMONDS, antiques, old gold bought 
and sold. Mr* Asronson. 10*7 Govern- 
ment Street opposite Angus Campbell'* 

FINEBT roots of rhubarb, raspberries. 
loganberries, black sad red cherry cur- 
rants, strawberry plants; largest phenom- 
enal blackberries. M. N. Rudd. Buena 
Vista. Burnside Road, or Stall 14. Market. 

FOR quick sals, cabin launch, 38x1; 1* 
horsepower. 2 cylinder, 4 oyel* angina; 
all nearly new. Phone *47*Y1. 

FOR Sals— Tent boo**, furnished, two 
rooms, water Inside, near beach and 
car. Phoa* 8476TL 

ITtOR Sals — Contents of 4-room house, 
Jv good oak furniture, large mirrors; on 
view from 1* a.m. to 1 p.m.. 3*20 T**ay- 
I son Road. Cloverdale. Phone 4 1«* R. 

FOR furniture barraln* call at Th* 
Magnet Auction Rooms, corner Douglas 
and Fort 

|?K>R Sale — Peerless 240-egg lnoubator, 
J> 110; stylish four-seated Shetland pony 
carriage and harness. (1*. Gregory. Mill- 

IB oordwood. stove length,' 'ar sale. 
Phone 1*6*. 1*1* Store Street 


FOLLOW the crowd to Tyldealy, Fort 
Street. Bargain House, for * genuine 
bargain. Not * so-called bargain. 

FOR Hale — »-ton Devonport Dinky. 24 la. 
gauge; 20 dump cars and I h.p. up- 
right boiler. Phone 2*8*. 108 Sayward 


OR Sale — Chlld'a play pea. Phone 4»«lL 

FOR Sale — Gunmetal wrist watches. 11.80. 
gold filled bracelet wat'_nes. *12.(0; 
neck chain* aad pendants, l'..7l. solid yuld 
tt* pins. 11.78; radium dlsl French watches. 
M; boys' heavy, strong watchea, 11.76; 
signet rings, (S.7&; midget photo frames, 
60c; gold filled fobs. (S.6V; solid gold 
bracelet* (7.(0; t-atons diamond rings. (21; 
single stone diamond rings, (Ik; solid gold 
cuff button* (8 80; sterling sliver cigar- 
ette and cigar holders. 7tu. small sis* 
bunting case girls' watchea, (6; pearl ban- 
die pocket knives, *0c; silver thimble* 
16c: babies' signet rings, 7(a; Initial fob* 
38c; jrumnetal cigarette cases, (1.76; solid 
gold nib fountain pens, (S.t*; solid gold 
weddinsr rings, (6 each: military brushes 
snd c»»*. (4-t*. All goods neatly 
packe'j for Christmas. Jrcob Asronson. 
watchmaker And Jeweler. (7* Johnson 
Btreet. Vletorl*. B. C. phone 1747. 

iJ>OK hale — a.even self-olang u-men droit 
banters. * I -1* abaft Apply Th* Col- 
onlst Office. 

I |V>lt Sale, cheap, grey folding go-cart; 
first class con dition. Phone 16V7R. 

Llolt Sale — -Italian mandoline; sitter banjo. 
-T Plo wrtght Studio, 1116 Broad Btreet 

Tj*OR SALE — S-ton Ale* truck, I*,***; »- 
A? ton Peerless truck. (2.100; 1*11 Over- 
land. 937*. Th* above cars are eqalpped 
with goad tires and In first-class running 
order. Wanted to buy. 1*11 Cadillac; must 
be cheap. Metropolitan Garage. Ill Visa 
Street. Phone 1*77. 

GURNET'S hot-air furnace for largt 
building; cost (200; trade for launch or 
car. Box 878, Colonial. 

QARAOff with ga* tank aad pump ts 
re*t Tslsphons 3»>7U 

GOOD furniture wanted; beat price, large 
or small lata; also good second-hand 
clothing. Imperial. 74* Fort Street phone 

HM. WILSON— General repairs, kay-flt- 
• ting, baby burgles repaired, tired put 
on to stay. 614 Cormorant Street Market 

TTEATERS aad sieve* 'second -hand), 
XX from It; sewing machine. p ar tes * 
rendition. II*; cash register, shea*. Ml 


ULL. »0x«, ready for caulking. Phone 


Loggers' long gum boot* at (4.00 

Heavv oak-tan English boots at (1.00 

Wearing shoes and boots (4.00 

Ladles' shoe* la tan and black (1.00 

Coat double the price anywhere else tn the 

Cabinet Gramophone, cost (!•• 86* 

3 Cabinet Gramophones, cost (•*, each..*!* 

Record* complete 
141* Douglas Btreet 

Corner Government aad Paadora Streets 

All tins* of Silks and Oriental Ooada 

This Is th* star* yeu can find what yo* 

KALSOM1NIMO ksks be**ttf*l who* well 
dew*. If* aar specialty. laterlav 
Cieaalac * sTshssm talag C*. pbaas 3*3»R. 

or ••lift. 

LAROB bankrupt stock af boots aad 
shoes, aad m sa's wag rubbers sailing 
at bankrupt price* at Parrta* gal* roasa*. 
141* Doaglas Street. Sa* ad else where la 
P**ar- | 

LARGE rubber plant about • fast hajrh; 
what off an T Box MS. Colonist 



Cor. Douglas and Fort Street* aad 766-7*7 

viaw street (Opp. R. C. Cathedral >. 
Furniture sales dally. Parti** from Prairies 
ahoukJ visit us and secure some of the 
Sterling Bargains of nearly aew Furniture 

at one-third the original cost. 
Bureaus (4.(0, (4.60. (*.(• aad up to (37. 
Easv Chairs from only a few dollars up- 
wards Piano* ^ideboards. Chiffoniers, 
Cabinets. Table*. Chairs. Beds and Spring* 
And every requirement for furnishing a 

home. Useful Christmas Present* 


Phoa* 3114. 

MERCHANTS' casualty Ca, of Canada, 
Room 40* Union Bank Building. Sick 
assa Insurance far life. Accidents ever two 
year* Wife and children protected against 
accidents without extra «a*t Operation 
faas In addition to sickness benefit* Oj*i 
(1 per month and upward* Agents wanted. 

"V'ATHAN A LEVY — Do ales. In secoad- 
A^i hand clothing, watches. Jewelry, ate. 
We buy and sell everything. ' 14*1 Gov- 
ernment street. 

NOTICE — We are moving our stock to 
Vancouver. On January 1 we amalga- 
mate with the Main Jfiak Company, 343 
Main Street, Vancouver, and are offering 
all articles at largely reduced prices until 
December SI, when we vacate our Victoria 
premises, known as Alaska Junk Company, 
1471 Store Street. This I* your opportunity 
If you are In need of anything In the line 
of machinery, tool*, rope, gun*, watches, 
clothing, etc Remember our address, 1411 
Store Street. 

OVAL Frames — Get that recently en- 
larred convex portrait framed, com- 
plete, (3; fancy and artistic frames with- 
out fancy price*; large ahlpment has ar- 
rived. Victoria Art Emporium. t*l Nla- 
ga ra Street. James Bay. 


Charlie Wo A Co. Charlie Bo. Cuttsr. 
Corner Douglas and Johnson Streets. 
Ladles' snd Gent's Hlyh-Clsss Tailor* 
Clothing made to order, fit and workman- 
ship guaranteed. 


Our (27.(0 values made up In ladles* ar 
gents, to your measure and of the very 

beat material, for only (2*.*0. 
We have on hand a large quantity of the 
best quality serges (Indigo dyes), a full 
line «f brown and gray tweed* and wor- 
sted* to choose from. Now don't delay, 
but place your order today at tha above 
■peclal price. 

Corner Douglas and Johnson Street* 

PRESBYTERIAN hymn book* also bibles 
and Presbyterian hymn books com- 
bined, at half-price. Hlbben A Co. 

PINO pong set* Badminton racksU. only 
32. 60 each; league football* (6; also 
sets jersey* Fall Tins of athletic- good*. 
Writs or phons Victoria Sporting Goods, 
1010 Broad Street, ph one 133*. 

SHIPLOAD ^of furniture wanted for cash, 
best prices. John Bartholomew, 
"Select" Auction Rooms, 72* Fort Street 
s nd 1416 Government 8tr*et. 

SOUTHALL for stove* snd range* Ex- 
change* made, coll* made and con- 
nected. Yates and Quadra, phono 411*. 

SEWING Machines — Special bargain In 
flrst-olass Singers and White Rotary 
machines, also fumsd oak dlnlngroom 
suits* couches, bed lounge* dresser, ma- 
hogany bedroom suit* We also have th* 
cheapest dining tables and chairs in town; 
Resunors mattress**, cribs aad dolls' 
prsm* Don't buy until you have tried 
The Bargain House, 1**0 Douglas Strset 
and 650 Cormorant Street Phone 4*1*. 

SPECIAL bargains la dining suites In 
golden and fumed, large easy chairs, 
couche*. Try The Bargain House, 1600 
Douglas Street 

SEWING Machines — Jnst arrived a lary* 
stock of Singer and White and other 
machines Don't forget Tha Bargain 
House. 1*00 Dougta* Street 

PECIAL fountain pens for aoldlsrs; 
every one guaranteed. Hlbbaa A Ca. 

SEE our window for special high quality 
edition* of Presbyterian hymn books 
and bibles combined, at half-price. Hlbbaa 
A Co. 

SEWING Machines— Slop throwing yaar 
money away on high-priced machines. 
Try The Bargain House. 1*0* Douglas St 



71* to 743. FORT STREET 

(Klrkham's old stors) 

Dealers In Naw and Second-hand Furnltur* 

Goods Bought snd Sold on Commissi** 

Wi hsve • fine range of Axmlnstsr aad 

Wilton Carpets 

Special Today: 

Axmlnster Stair Carpet. 7(o par yard. 

W* buy household furnltur* la any Quantity 

Phone 14*1 

Our representstlv* will call on yo* 

1X>YS for chlldien. .Harbor** 1*** Douglas 
- Street, opposite City Hall, aad 111 
Yates Street, Phons 1**4. 

•TORONTO Saturday Night, th* beat liked 
X and beat known weakly la Canada, 
which contain* authentic new* of all Pro- 
vincial and Dominion affair* Enjoyed by 
men and women alike. In three aectfoae— 
Editorial. Financial and Social. Subscrip- 
tion* It per year, mailed to your address. 
Apply Newton Adv. Agency. 13-4-6 Winch 
Building. Vletorl* 

T* Succeed Oae Must Bpa al all a al 

Is specialising In Fruit That means 
superior Fruit Service He also specialise* 
In* ready -to-mall overseas naroel* and Is 
preparing tome genuine surprises far local 
Christmas Olft* 



THE Economy S*cond-H*nd Store, ft* 
Pandora, buy and cell furniture of all 
description. Call aad look around W* will 
do our best to eatlafy you. 

What w* hav* is goodl 


British Toy House. 

Evrvtbjtng for th* children. 

WI Fort Straet Phaaa *»T 

VICTORIA Wood Co. ••* Johnson Street. 
Stove lengths (6.7 6 par cord; half-card. 
|*.(0. Phone 2374. 


LL gall my v'.olln aad bow far |l. 
Hard up. Box 71*. Colonist 

TJfJAiTEB * KNAPTON — Kays af all 
v* kind*; lock* repaired; safe aad com- 
bination work a specialty. 1*11 Dougta* 
Phoa* 343*. 



Direct Importer* of 


YOU win find a isrg* sssortment *f altk 
aad cotton crop* klmoass at *p**4* l 
price far Chrtstm** Bow la y*me ■ ■■■» 
tonlty to purchase a klmona at a very 
reason able price. 


W* bav* a tail lis* af th* Mtast la toy* 

which ar* marked at elearlag prloea 


NIC* arrangement af aew 1*1* calendar* 

sad a complete Uaa of Japa a aa* faasy 

good* aad stieatal* 

14*4 Oav* ram *nt Sa. 

32x4 AND I4s4a**d tire* aad tub**; 14x4 
sad *lx4 spar* rim* »«1 View ■** ** *, 










CRS .Antiques, Jewellery, China, and 
good Furniture Wanted. 

Hi Broughton Struct 

Phone i.' 


A LADY will call aad buy all your luru- 
claaa cast-off clothing. Spot caah. 
Phoa* Mr* Hunt 40X1. 

ABOTo heavy express wagon, suitable 
for *tore purpose* Phone 1 078L. 

TTENTION! — Mr* Hunt, wardrobe 
dealer, of Winnipeg, aad Calgary. Is 
open to buy and sell high-class ladle*', 
gents' and children's clothing, fining *ad 
party dresses, special offer* for gentleman'* 
clothe* We pay spot caah to any amount 
Business done strictly private. Mrs. iluat 
will call herself to any address, or call at 
(12 Johnson Street, second house up from 
lllanshard. Phone 4*» L - 

Armenian store pay* high prlcss far 
ladles' and gsnts' clothing. Phone 
**««■ T. 6«iii, (34 John son Street 

A TTENTION— Sell your discarded clothes 
■* ■*. direct to the lsrgest dealers In th* 
city. We pav beat prices. You will prove 
yourself by phoning 211)2, 132* Government 
St rest 

A CALL to Shaw A Co.. phone 401. will 
bring to your door our buyer, lady or 
gentleman, t* purchase your discarded 

ANY old bicycle bought; repslrlng don* 
• 8* Johnson Strait Phone **(1; even- 
Ins phone I11SL 

ANTIQUES— At ye •>*n of y* Old Curi- 
osity ghoppe. 818 Fort Btreet ye can 
buy or soil antique furniture, old china, 
glas* ailvsr and pictures; cabinet making, 
repairing and polishing. Phone Pepin. 

BEST price* paid for rent's c**toO 
clothing. A. Lands, 1408 Store Street, 
phone 3007. 

fXASH paid tor old bicycle* and part* la 
VJ any condition. Ala* motorcycles and 
part* Phons 1747. Victor Cycle Work* 
111 Johnson Strest 

DON'T sell your furnltur* till you bars 
oar fair offsr la spat cash. Magnet. 
660 Fort Phons *114. 

DOMINION Junk C«*. Parker A Klppaa, 
(tt Johnson, cor. Stare Street Victoria. 
B. C. Phone 4*((. Buy* and sell* lark of 
all description. machinery, aad loggers* 
supplies; highest cash prloes paid for same' 
strlot attsntoa given to all country aad 
city orders 

DEAR Daddy — Santa Claus has left my 
bicycle, Mary'* doll, and Frank'* ■team 
engine, at th* "Sandrlngham," British Tay 
Houae, 731 Fort Street. 

TTtALSB teeth bougbt. no matter what 
A? condition they may be. Call at *•* 
Johnson Street below Government Street 

TjIBANCIb. 118 rates (opposite Dominion 
-T Theatre.), always open to bay good 
Class and antlqus furniture, carpet* etc.. 
for spot cash. Phons 11*1. 

GROWERS — Ws will buy your cauliflower, 
pickling cucumbers and onion* horse- 
radish and red cabbage. Th* Western 
Pickling Work*. Ltd., 1*1 Flsgard Btreet. 
Phone 501. 

MRS. SOMEBODY sold ber son's aad 
husband's useless clothing to S 
Plash to purchase her Christmas gift* 
1(6 Johnson street, below Government. 

RS. CARTBH — Furniture, stoves. etc.. 
bought snd sold. Cor. Government and 


'"tjAKLTON At>*rtm*nta, 111 Panuor*,— 
Furnished, ctntrsllx located^ but w*t*r 
a nd stea m heated Room *. ar phatt* »<»L 


■» "ANTED — Small turnlsued apartment by 
gen tit-man and wife; no children; must 
modern and tn good localill. Apply Box 
■»3. Colonist. 


BRUNSWICK Hon:. »*c ntgbt and up, 
12 weekly and up, beat location, no 
bar. Yate* aad Douglas, phoa, 111. 

VURST ilaaa, ovwiooklng 
- road 


FURNISHED room* with ar without; 
private bath, running hot and cold 
water; every accommodation. Enquire 111 
McO lure Street ' 

fT*J Rent — Well-furnished tteilroom. and If 
X desired. private sitting-room with 
grate and piano, in furnace- heated house; 
private family; walking distance. Puone 


WANTED- .Small furnished bedroom for 
gentlemsn near Alls* Mansions, stave 
price. nog 873. Colonist. 


FOR Rani— Comjortabl* >- roomed cottage, 
with quarter **sr« of land, frail trsea; 
Sood well; city water also laid oa It* 
oderick street; rent It per month Pbon* 
11. D. r raser, Coloulst 

HOUSES for rent, Fairfield, Oak Bay. and 
north end ully. Apply E. E. llrutli. 
l.'l-' Douglas Sir. -et. 


OUSE and four lots, close to car, rent 
(6. Apply 10&4 Hurdeii Ave. 

IP you have a house to rent or want to 
rem a l>ou«e see ua. Tli, Griffith Co., 
Hlbben- L.ons Bulldlna. 

OEVEN-room houue, modorn, very warm, 
O fu rn ace; (16. Ajiply llll Pembroke St. 

t^JEVEN rooms, James Bay, (SO: * rooms, 
let cm* Kay, (16; 7 rooms. Fairfield, 120; 
8 rooms, Kalrfleld, 31 5; 6, Hillside. 
810: i rooms. Jsiiiom Hay, 311, *> rooma, 
Jnni.-s Bay, (2r>; x rooma, Ouk Bay. (80. 
Burdlck Bros. A Brett. Ltd., 628 Fort St. 

SMALL houae to let na*r WUlowa c»r; (k. 
Apply "Tho Modern'' 111* Government 
Street. Phone 1*81. 


WO large room*, suitable for school or 
class, cunir*!. Box, sal. Colonist. — 

l.ct — New bungslow, six rooms, near 
aes; modern. Phone 104 8. 


O Rent — Four-room houae. good garden. 
Apply to owner. 1140 chapman Htreol. 

52* Admirals Road. 6-room bungalow, close 
to car; modern: large lot: rent tlft. 
Apply T. H. Slater, owner. 611 Union Bank 
Building. Phone 4**9. 


fXTANTED— Five or six room*, furnished 
vv bungalow, at one*. Apply 820. Col- 



OLD falss tseth and brldgework bought 
any condition; highest cash prices 
sent by return mall. Post to Mr* Dun- 
stone, 141* Georgia Street W„ Vancouver, 
B. C. Established 17 yaar* 

RETURNED soldier will call and buy 
grnt's cast-off clothing. Phons 2807, 
or call 704 Ya te * Strc*t 

STOVES bought aad exchanged Bee 
Soutball. corner Yate* and Quadr* 

Phone 423*. 

/TtHE Vletorl* S*cond-H*nd Crockery Store 
X buy* and sail* anything. 620 Johnson 
Street. Phone (881. Evening phone 411*L 

WLL someone give doll's buggy in any 
condition to little girl who will have 
no Santa Claus? Father sick. Box 8*1, 

WANTED — For cash, a complete sawmill 
outfit Dominion Junk Co., 630 Johnson 
Btreet. Vi ctoria, B. C. 

WANTED— 'Wood decoy* Stato kind, 
price and quantity. Bo x 804, Colonis t 

tXTE pay top price* for clothing, furniture. 

v V stoves, old teeth, and anything of 

v alue, call anywhere, any time. Phone 3216. 

WANTED — On* wheel chair, must be In 
good condition. State price to Box 
743. C olonist. 

WANTED — Uptight piano for caah; no 
deale r* Phone 26*2. 

WANTED — Underwood typewriter; must 
be In good condition. Box 8(6. Col- 

WANTED — Furniture, stoves, range* etc., 
hirbest prloes paid Also a full lino 
on sal* Call Kerr** 1*8* Qov*rnm*nt 

WANTED — Old brass, copper, lead, rub- 
ber, feather* sack* Iron, etc. Also 
any kind **oond-hand good* Canadian 
.Junk Co.. RS3 Johnson Street. Phone SMI. 

WANTED — Cablnx gramophone. Pbon* 

WANTED— Oood household furnltur* of 
sll kinds for spot cash Phons 1411. 

WANTED— Old copper, bras* tine, lead, 
bottle*, sacks, rubber, etc. W* bay and 
sell everything and anything. Phons 1*2*. 
City Junk Company. B. Aaronaon. 1*1 
Joh nson B ti eei. Residence p ho nu 6444L 

WANTED— Third or quarter horse motor, 
single phase, alternating: cash. 371 
Beechwood Avenue, phone 1071R. 

WB pay top prices for clothing, furni- 
ture, stoves, old tseth. anything. Call 
any address. Phone till. 


DESK room In ale* bright front off!**, *• 
good as ground floor; with typewriter 
an d phone. Apply 34 Winch Bui lding. 

ARAGE to let near Beacon Hill Park; 
low rent. Tel. 2067L. 


BEAUTIFUL borne on Rockland Avenue, 
fully furnished The Griffith Company, 
lilbbe n-Bone Bldg. 

EIGHT rooms In nlc* locality. Phons 

1J1JVE rooms, (20; seven rooms, ||0; ( 
X rooms, (40; I rooms. |f>5 ; n rooms, |(o. 
Hurdlek Brothers A Brett. Limited, 62* Fort 

I^URNiISHED bungslow for rent~ or sslY; 
close to school and carlfne; good piano: 
owner* leaving. Box *«7, Colonist. 

IVE-room bungalow, cios* Willow* oar. 
Apply 1064 Burdett Ave. 




MODERN. Are-proof office* oentrally lo- 
c*ted. Including heat, light, water aad 
Janitor service; rents reasonable Apply Th* 
Griffith Company, Hlbben-Bon* Bids. 


WANTED to rent furnished office In 
up-to-dste building. Apply Box *tl, 

, Colonist. 


CHERRY Bank — Flrst-elaa* boarding 
house; bat water heating; central loca- 
tion lit Quadra Street Church Hill. 

C AH A LAN— (31 Deug'a* Str«e»t. board 
and residence Phone 4807L 

OLIVE Room* *44 Cormorant Strest, 
centrally located. with ar without 
board; term* moderate. 

VERNON Haas*. •*« Humboldt — First- 
class room*: board optional: steam 
h— t; open nrepla e — , P*»sn* 4**7L 


'1 SNTLBM AN desires room and 
B«x 73*. Colonist 

I* near ■**. 



AT (3* Michigan 

14 03R. 

Booeekeepios, Phaaa 

FURNACB-bssted larg* 
eookiaa- privilege* 3*1 Mt«hla*a 

AT 11*3 Part Street bonsekee 
iwosn* blight and sunny. 
•vary convenience, saadsra b. 
taws: t*rm* moderat*. 

APPLT 144 Dallas Baas lev boa** 
Ing salts* 


AT *• 

Nl BURDETT. faralshed 
■a* Phaa* 4*»#L 

APPLY 1*1 •taaaa* Strest; 
heaas k xpt a a sa****. 



Bells-rill* Pti 




O front raaen* furnished, tor h 
keeping: elewe In. Apply B*x lit. 




a-w»A*fT*TB*— By r*MI»man and wtf*. a* 

suitable fa- hso mh e up lsg; mast be m aaVpr n 
and ha goad isaaiHy. Apply Baa *•*. Cai- 

NICELY furnished house* In Oak Bay. 
Apply E. E. Heath, 1318 Douulaa 





WANTED— Five-room 
•lose to carllne. no children. 

furnished house. 
Boa 416. 


EXCHANGE — Auto runabout. Ford sis*; 
exchange good furnltur*. Piione 47fc, 

or 4 665L. . 

XCHANOE clear title waterfront lot. 
Deep Cove, for. car. Box *04. Colonlat. 


T.10R Exchange — Hudson car In good order, 
I for Eraser River fishing boat, with 4- 
cycle engine. Box 846, Colonlat 

FARMS and city property for' sxchsngs. 
Charlas F. Eagle* (17 Sayward Black. 
shoae llll List vsur property. 

I WILL accept vacant Victoria property 
at first payment on good furnished 
rooming house, balance like rent. P. o. 
Box 1110. 

TRADE for anything useful, combination 
game board, 6* different yames. Wal- 
lace Palmer, May wood P. O. 

WANT to exchange two lot*, half mil* 
from post office, tn the city of Cal- 
gary. In part payment for acreage In the 
vl Inlty of Victoria, .Box 817. ColonUt 

WANTED to exchany*. tot on Cadboro 
Bay waterfront, nicely treed, for la* 
near Jamas Bay Hat-I Wis* 4* Co.. !•• 

Pemberton Bldg. 


MONEY to Loan — Advertiser has (».t*0 
to loan on Improved property, bonds. 
stock or good commercial papers. Box 
lit.'. Colonist. 


ANGORA Nanny goat for *al*. brad Nov. 
||; |3*. Apply 114 Kegina Ave. 

AaUU*. way Mi culling duwa your 
on.. Ase <s i us time ts' ssll yaar 
ti uitry in. .ne -ix«i. Hignest oaah pas*. 

A VISIT to our stall will oonvlnc* you 
that we nav* the best poultry dlsplsy 
of svsry aoaurlptloa tor. your Xmaa dinner. 
Roukstd* Poultry Farm Stall, Victoria 
Puoltc Markut 

ANT sjuaaUti af *bl*k«gsi wanted. Urn 
sash, at rear baa** Phoa)* »*1*L> 

DELIVERY horse for sals. Apply IUB< 
dard Btcarh l^aundry. 

I TtOlt Sal* — Pnr*br«d Wyandotte pullets. 
■ same laying, remainder read* t* lay, 
ea rly April hmtcBsd. Phoa* (4taTl. 

l/IOR ***l*» — Plist-Olass Jersey grad* cow, 
JT * years sad; tuns op; Govsramsat 
tcatod; ge.iula and •-ashy ntllksd A. W. 
Bowm an. Aidmors. Sloasy, B. O. 

I "".toil Sale— Grand grad* Jersey Caw, Just 
freshened, with first calf; rich, haavy 
mil ker; »!»*■ A. McLe tn. Royal Oak. 

ijlOR price of bis collar, cocker onanist 
r pup. Ring 2»31U 

I3DR Hal* — 2 cow* 4 and I ysars aid; aaa 
1 milking full, th* other 4* gallons. 
1 1 ) 6 Hose Btreet . 

TjViR Sal* — Four Tarn Barroa Whits L*s- 
JL horn cockerel* Wilson, Cadboro Bay 
P. O, Victoria. 

T7IOR sals — Slng*jig oaoaris* SKI nhakas- 
sv p esre Btrewt 

ITtoR aVala— Thaw* 
■ tbiee 

•^Utchenar." by ■ 
-t-alar/* by "Lady 

Cbaae 6474T1. 


T]M>B Sat* Fifty 

f Apply Joasa A Rant Ltd.. 

ant Street. Vmafta. 

UARANTBBD Fresh Eggs— Bay dlr**« 
I from the farmar; any quantity or*r 
thirty deaea sopvllad. B*reb*H A Jon* 
son. Thstls Island. 

f\ OOD •mg.r.g caaarle* lag s»i* *aa*r *a 
*» T >t»i Biaoahard Straa*. 

and rig far aal* ▼**• 
totia Tranafsr Ca. 

L**B lb*. 
Str eet 

id aaaarth*; 
rs arsTI a*n rsry 
Baa t7*, Osl. 

G l 


LIGHT pair af 
far aata, ahaasj 

TJCBB br*« tmatati 
A aplsadld kaaaa S 
far a good h**n*. 



E ■ 

CTBB swr sp i Hs l Staa loj af 
tf Form (MsM, •natarta 

ft, a w, m, w, w. 




ha*. m i awp U f mixa r 


milUEK ImTu 

-» — r*»JI ■■ ■ Jt ■ " seam* 

Yorkshire bcM« "aa***.- 





lilt Pembroke 


ANTJBD to purebaa* a cow. P. O. Be* 

W I* 

T* Wyaaaotu 
l*.yte* sueta. |1.» 

Ill* eeahi 




Ucnlara Mea tit. 

XMAd display of singing eamrtee, all 
colony riHMtMi prleee. rewc*tt* 
Dr ug Store. _ 


IAOL'NCK^raniteta »«•. Apply C*t*mlat 
* offm*. 


pOCNO — rimall sum o( money. 


TfOUND— Abeat December 1, silk scarf, oa 
r Mom Htrt.t, dmt Fairfield. Apply tl 
MO— Street. 

pnOUNt>-- Bicycle oa MoClur* btreet, Prl- 
" day, -mb. Owner can »ar« «M by 
proving ynyrti y ' and paying ox po a a r * 
«»b m Modes* Street 

T>04JNIV— a aweoe to get laraeys aheap. 
17 Jot* oar bUliarr) of mmUi. handicap 
aad hi a Mr* to* »»c broad liw* B4»- 
itfa itall. aoar fate* Street. 

OCT— On Monday, a •mail old-fashioned 

broach wMb heir in centra surrounded 

with pfiuli , K« ward. Box III. Colonist. 

LOMT-xOold-dlled bracelet, monogram T. 
B. Notify Boa IIP. Colonist. 

LOUT— Public library volume, entitled 
"David I'enstephen," left la car or 
• tore. Finder please phono »01U In mor- 
ula*, or leave at Public Library aa aoon aa 

LOrr— On Pride? evening, penal bar 
brooch; reward. Phone 1716 L. 

LOf)T->Anyted> knowing the whereabouts 
of Bonnie Johnaon. aged * yean, kindly 
notify tba local police. Tha boy la be- 
llevad to be In aome private borne. 

LOOT — Black leather handbag, containing 
money and epectecl**, between Gordon 
i>ryad*l*'s and Uordona, LJmited, or an 
(Jordone, Friday afternoon. Phone Col- 

LOST— Prom D. P. W. rock cutter. No. 1, 
•mall launch painted gray, Perfeotlon 
ungtne, painted green. Any information 
legerding aajn* will be received at Gov- 
ernment wharf, foot of Broughton Street, 
or phone silt. Anyone harboring aamo 
after tale da to will be proeecuted. 

LOUT — 811k bag. regard Street, Wednes- 
day; soma change, gold watch; num. 
bar oa keys, 1011 Plsgard. lira. Lee 
I'houng. Kejvard. 
i n i i ■ * ■ ■ ■ 

LOST — Last week on ColUnson or Douglas, 
•old watch, marked K. B P., la leather 
bracelet; vajued keepsake. Betura to Hot 
7M. Colonise Howard. 

LOST— Bottom part of par* mar a 
tamp; hoc reward. Ill Superior St 

8 MALL diary la A. B. C; lettered; corner 
Johnson and Cormorant; please return 
New England Hotel. 

V\Jll'l' party who left brown leather suit 
VV esse at 740 H Port Street, - Savoy 
Rooms, please call' 
i 1 1 1 1 i a is bos=: ■ m i i , L > 


This Is the deed that Dibble did: 
This la tha box of high-grade chox 
Par which tha people come la Hon. 
Dawn to the Market that Dibble kaox 
And wants to aeo It on tba rox. 
But bo won't till all his Jot black lox 
Are white aa our peppermint Edln. rox. 
, Tha terrible deeds that Dibble aid. 

This la tha merchant whoaa excellent stox 
Include a lot of the famous cbox, 
Who believe* la boosts Instead of khox. 
Or the terrible deeds that Dibble does. 
II* knows that his customers never buy 
Tha chocolates piled on the shelves nearby, 
But always the people will come again 
If his roods are bearing tha magic name— 
, Mamstorley. 

HAM8TBH1_BT store, upstairs la Makes 
Block, Government Street, opposite 
Wllkersons clock. Opaa ovary evening 
thia weak- Coma up. 

HAMSTBRDBI Christmas Speclala- 
Coeoanut dainties, snowballs. lie, 
each containing same wholesome oentre* 

each containing same wholesome oentre* 
a* our Baiter eggs had, good eating and 
nlo* tor children's stookings; also beautiful 
boxes af chocolate* up to |».0o, also small 
boxes of chocolates down to lie oach foi 
oar Davoa specials Hamsurley Farm, 
Public Market, and upstairs la Mahon 
Block, government Street. 

MaDaMB CBBHA has sioasd nor taat at 
the Oerg* aa* to located at lit. 
cralgSowet need far the Winter month* 
I'hweV lite 

MBS. SHAW pays boat prices for ladles* 
and gents" cast-off clothing. 711 Port 
Htroat. Phono 401. 


NOW that you've purchased the large 
portion of your gifts, a good sugges- 
tion for the anal gift and yet tha moat 
appreciated by all young ladles la a box 
of Phillips' famous Home-Made Chocolates. 
Aa a rift you will do well to call and look 
over our large assortment Of fancy Xmas 
boxes. Call and place your order and wo 
will deliver it to any part of the city 
without extra charga; prices ranging from 
10c per box up. 


For Good Xmas Candles. 

life Government Street Phono list 

TfJAKB Notice that Wra. Duntord * Sen, 
J- Limited. Intend to apply to the Begin- 
ner of Joint Stock Companies, one month 
after data, for approval of change of ita 
name to Dunford'a Limited. Victoria, B.C., 
October St. 1017. J. O. Duntord, presi- 


AN Auto Snap— 1*11 Ford, modal T, *- 
passenger, now tires, electric lights, 
side curtains, seat covers; has had 1«6 
complete overhaul; will take |2»0 cash. 
. May bo seen at Cameron Autos, til 
BUparlor Street. 

AUTOMOH1LB8 overhauled and repaired, 
estimates cheerfully furnished on all 
repairs. James Bay Oarage, 111 St. John 
St. Telephone 4144. 

AUTO Owners — Inquire about National 
Rubber Tlrenller. .It la a great sue- 
uees; auto repairs guaranteed, shell Oar- 
uge. LltoMed, Ota View Street. 


AUTO Repainting and Trimming; wheels 
a specialty. 711. Tit. 717 Johnson 
street. Phone lilt. 

BUT now and see* money— Cadillac, lilt 
model. 7-paeeeager. eteetrie lights. 
• leotrlc starter, Firestone demountable 
rims, one-man top. like a new ear. For 
particulars and trial ate Cameron, til 
saportar Street, behind Parliament • Bldg*. 

BUT her this car for Xi 
■or. electrio llabta, self starter, la fine 
order. Just thoroughly overhauled and re- 
painted Ilka now; three new tlrea and three 
spares; *eewa la all, aad can be bought for 
a traction of trot oast; must sell. Pbon* 
l M. • 

fCSOB Sale— Overland. 1011, flit; wifl 
X? take motorcycle aa part payment. 
1'bsno itttL. 

17K>B Sal* — Complete aet af S«x4 Inch 
J? wheels, demountable rhna and spare, 

Erie* 140; also Presto tank, windshield, 
eadlte-hte. Cameron, 111 Superior Street, 
behind Parliament Building*. 

i i. ... ■ ' 

v*a>RD repairs; engine* thoroughly over- 
JT hauled, from 118.00; roar axles, 17.01: 
traaa ml s at oa band* re B aaaV M.IO: worksaaa- 
• hlp guaraataed. Arthur Dandrtdae. Hi- 
ll* Tatea Street, aert Dominion Theatre. 

Frew etady i n id am y the** time* and 
require the vary boat werkmaaaata, yea 
wBt *aad year auto radiator, fenders, 

iieraees ftrea. data Paeet Metal 
IHl Oeverament Street. Paaaa tffl 

Ttf-HTROPOUTAN Oarage, Ttt Ttow 
Mi, Street— 1013 Overland, tilt; K. If. call 
points, per aet. 

TIMBKBH'S Oarage aad Maohlne Shea, 110 

■I Bellevlllr Street. Automobile and 
marine engine repalrlnr. etc. Bxpert ma- 
• >l*l«t a! wave on hand: price* conatetent 
with high-arad* work. "It It* broke we'll 
fix It." Phone til*. v 

-^e»**^-^ ' ' ■' ■ 


Whatever year trouble. electrical or 
atochaateal. to connect loa with 


— - : will tatUlactartty ax H. My factary «x- 

VOBlMa* ha* been exeeptleaal, aad I phv* 
my expert kaewledge at year aervloe. 

I, Rfaaaaabl* storage On our heated garage. 

Aoeawteiater rim*rgtag. ninmi, eta. 
rr paired. ' 


l«tl ffWtt wV 

tO ytsaaatLi 

T_yANTBI>-lH» P a^a r^heeTeAet^wg 


'A*T> ft Cbsaii. mseer 

1011 EXCBLSIOR motorcycle, ftt. Pboao 


AUTOS, teals, ilmaewtae*. Cadillac Awto 
aud Taxi 13*.. tot Broaghton. Carg 
foe hire. Phono* 1*7 aad 04M. . 

THOR Hire— Now McLaughlin and Stude- 
1" baker car*; rata* reaaaaabie; day or 
night call*. Phono 4 It IX. H. Court 

FIVE-paaaoapar Pord far hire with care- 
fu»- driver. 11.10 par hour. 
1117 Joh 







pON-A-MORA Assemble* every Tuesday 
yj eveatag at Alexandra. Public. Mrs. 
Boyd. Phono. Oaard'* orchee tra. 

TVaKCB ovary satarday evening at Alex- 
X* aadra, under management of Mrs. 
Boyd. Ladle*, if*; rents. Ita. Oaard* 


V»71NTON Auto Stand MeUopolis Hotel. 
VV Tate* St. Pboao «*«, or Res. ItttT. 
B. Morrisoa. 


Also Pleasure Trip* Arranged. 

Rates vary reeeewbte 

V. BUBJCK. Pboao 11P40 

,_rt Sahool af Danoing. tit Part St.— 
t? pay. lata of the Alharabra Ballot, Laa> 
daa; Operatic To*. Russian and Italian Bal- 
let, Oriental and classic dance*. Children 
taken from t year* up. Several pupil* suc- 
cessful this year a* solo dancera Por 
parUauiar* apply i to t p.m. 

MISS Lena Coiewortn, pupil of Veroala* 
Vestoff. Ruaelan Imperial Ballet; chil- 
dren's si*****. Saturday moralngs; juniors. 
It to 11 a.m.; advanced. It f 11:10 p.m. 
Alexandra House, phone lit. 

Auto Stand 
■Igbt s*t vlo*. 



New Car— Latest l»lt Model. 

Popular short afternoon pleasure trlpa 


tl.&O per hour. 

Phono 2I1S 1711 Lao Avenue 


Special attention to boats, trains, dance*. 


AFTERNOON SIOHT8EBINO TRIPS. per boar— t hoar* $«.oo. 


'■ ■" ■ ■■ ■ ■ • 



Por Girls aad Boys 

"OOLLER skates, swinging clubj, damb- 

■acb bella. footballs, .si rifles, bicycles aad 



NBW steel eye!** for the youngster*, 
only fit. Makd your cycle Into a 
motorcycle, only 160. Delta electric lamp* 
f:.7», carbide lamp* 12.76 to fO.OO. Masaey 
and Indian cycle*, roller skate* and koast- 
er wagons. Pllmley'a Cycle Store, til 
View Street. ■ 

PLAT safe with your tlr* dollars. Ost 
one you ean rely on from Ruffle. The 
Cycle Man. 740 Yat*a. Phono ttt. 


tXTB have got in stock at prkasnt thirty* 
v v nvo second-hand bicycles with new 
Urea and tubas, at H up to tit. Just 
arrived large number of lilt new bicycle*. 
Victor Cycle Work*. 674 Johneoa Street, 
Phone 4fl. , 

— ^ — ^— .. . - . • 

YOU moat come la and see those now 
and second-hand bicycles. Gramophone 
record* from 60c. Buy the boy a lamp for 
Xmaa We can supply from $1.50. God- 
free, the Bicycle Specialist. 104-105 Tata* 
Street tnext Prince— >■• 


WANTED to Borrow — Want 11.000; good 
security and attractive interest; six 
months. Box 111, Colonist. 


A Handy Reference for Busy 


MRS. T. MARSHALL, teacher of embroi- 
dery and art aeedlework. Classes 
Wednesdays, or by appointment*. «41 Os- 
wego, cor. Belleville. 


AUTOS, taxi*, limousines. Cadillac Aula 
and Taxi Co.. ttt Broughton. Car* for 
hire. Phone* let and «40t~ ■ 


MITCHELL. Q. T., 010-13 Pandora— Farm 
and dairy supplies; gasoline engines; 
Maaay-Harrl* machinery. 


MoTICKBRS** Gift Shop— Unuaual thing* 
from everywhere. 717 Pandora Street. 
Half block from City Hall. 


F. 8EWELL. carpenter and builder. 
'« Jobbing, ahlngling. etc. Phone 41I1X. 

Builder* and contractors. Estimate* 
cheerfully gtvea. 

Carpentry — Alteration* and repair*; 
roof* repaired aad guaranteed. T. 
Thlr koll. Phone 1793. aarUmafa free. 

T. BEWELL. Carpenter and Builder. 
'• Jobbing, ahlngling, etc. Phone 4166X. 



McTAVISH BROS., ttt Port. Custom 
brokers, shlaalng aad forwarding 
agent*. Tet loll. American Express 
representative*. P.O. Box 1114. 


rpHB Returned Soldier** Bottle Agency, 
J- lilt Blanshard St. Bottlea of all de- 
•orlptlonH bought and sold. Tel. 144. Best 
■rice* given. 

SHAW BROS., commercial photographers, 
004 Government Street, up auirs. 
Place Christmas orders now. 
" ■ ' »" ■ .— . 

DEAVILLE. John T.. 711 Fori Carioa. 
furniture and hooka. Tel. 1717. 

' ' ' ===^^ssa**a***)_a» 


' ■ i 

CHIMNEY Sweep— Lloyd. Pbon* 3IIIR. 
Fifteen years' experlenoe In Victoria 


ARMT aad Navy Clothing store. 171 and 
lit Johnaon. Gent** furnlshlnga, 
suite, ahoea. trunks and sultcasea Overall 
■peetallata. Pbon* ttt*. 

OVERCOATS— Excellent value* at tit to 
117, aew styles. Pall and Winter wear. 
Just in. See our now "trencher and sllr- 
pons." Frost * Frost. Westholme Block, 
lilt Government Street. 


LBT us collect your bad aaoaoata Ho 
collection aa pay. The T. P. McCenaell 
Mercantile Agency. SttA Fembertoa Bldg. 


CITT Dy« Work* for your cleaning and 
dyelnr. Rat** reasonable, with high - 
class Work. Of flee and plant 1*4 Port 
Street. Phone 7t. We call and d«l|v*r your 
g oode. Prompt sor vlc*. 

BC. STEAM Dye Work*— The largest 
* dyvlg and cleaning work* In the Prov- 
ince. Country order* solicited. Phone 100. 
J. C. Renfrew. Prop. 

OISB, tailor and oleaaer. 141 Broughton. 
• Branches: Monarch meaner*, loll 
Blanshard Street, ale* Kobe Steam » Dye 
Works. ItOO Blaashard Street. Oar three 
shops are at year service. Phone 17 14 -I* 
aad I4i«. 

t ■ ■ 

VICTORIA Dye Works for service aad 
satisfaction. Mala oSloa aad worka. 
llllj-lew Street, phoa* 717. 
Ill Fort Street, phone l»4t. 

tXrhrOLBSALH Drygood*— Turner, Beetoa 
V V * Ca,. .Ltd, wheleaaU dry goods. |m- 
aeatara and manufacturer*: mea'g fur- 
nlshlnga. teats. "Big Hern" brand shirts, 
overall*. Mall orders atteadod ta. 
aaaxaaccsa i raax_*aaaa3*a*pEaqBxe*aaax*B 

PR1VATB detective efnee. tit Htabasn 
Baa* BuUdlnr- Day aad algbt- pheae 
14 IS. 

BILLIARDS and plenty of it. Oct ta ta 
ear Turkey Haadloap; eatraaaa It*; 

K.'frU. 'SI BratV .&£>■■ ?W& 


AMD BbOfJOAU specialist* ta elevata* 
aad motor rooairtaa, awitebboard erea- 
lleti. private Installation*. Motor and dyaa- 
10- wound *nd guaranteed, awtlmaie* 


ODBRN ballroom dancing taught; pri- 
vate terms. Phone- IIML. 

\f K8. SIMPSON announce*: AdulU' claas, 
"U Monday night; young students' club, 
Friday night; children* claae. Saturday 
afternoon, 2:10. Private leaeon* on appli- 
cation. 017 St. John St., mornings. New 
Hippodrome Hall, corner Blanahard and 

PRIVATE dancing lessons taught at 
Alexandra Ballroom. Mrs. Boyd, 
teacher. Phone. Studio 610 Campbell Buid. 

TTICTORIA'S New Dancing Academy. 
▼ The Hippodrome, open every Wednes- 
day and Saturday; dancing commencing at 
1:01. Gents, toe; ladles. Stc. Everybody 
welcome. Blanshard and View Street. 

rXTBBTHOLMB Grill— Pre* select dancing, 
V v ajnatna and music every evening. 
:, i i I i i i ■ i ' i i ' — 


LADIES' Educational. Domestic and Busi- 
ness Agency supplies help of all de- 
scriptions, ttt Sayward Building. Phone 


ELECTROLYSIS — Fourteen year** prac- 
tical experience in removing superflu- 
ou* hair*. Mrs. Barker, phono tilt. Til 
View Street. , 


T3RIVATE stationery emboeeed In any da- 
alga or color. The Colonlat Printing 
Company, Limited. 


DRAYMEN — Joseph Haaoey; office at lilt 
Wharf S t reet. Phono 171 . 


T7K)R atencil and aaal engraving, general 
J? engraver and atenotl cutter— George 
Crowther. tit Wharf street, behind post 

N silverware, prise cup*, etc. Victoria 
Sporting O ood* Co., loiO Broad St. 

I — 



o l 



IUT Ploaera and Floral Delia as, Beddlag 
and Pot Plant*, lit Fort dtraat, Phoa* 

PL am a us 

lAoa'iailt. > red— ill* Government Street, 

A? phoae tut. AltsraUoaa aad repaira 

1S» H. JOHNSTON. Pur* altered aud 
renovated t* order. 140 Port Stree t. 


JBRVB8 Bros., Transfer— Padded vans for 
moving, storage, shipping- and packing. 
Phones WW ana fit. 


BC. FUNERAL CO. 'Hay ward's), Ltd. 
• Funeral director* and embalmera. 
Chapel and private parlors; motor or horse 
equipment. Always open. Phone Silt. 
714 Broughton Btreet. 

SANDS' Funeral Furnishing Co., Ltd. 
Funeral directors and embalmar*. lilt 
Quadra Street. Often day and night. Phone 
3200. Lady attenda nt. 

mUOMSON, FRANK L, — «7 Pandora 
A Avenue. Fine funeral furnishing*. 
Auto aad horse equipment. Office phone, 
4»l. Open day and night. ' • 


KNIVES, scissors, rasors and all cutlery 
ground aad honed by special machln- 
ery. Wei tea d» K napton. 1411 Douglas at, 


LAMDSCAPR aad general gardealag. Prod 
Bennett. ItIO Beach D rive. 


114 Jone* Building Fart Btraat 

Specialist la 
Tadloa* artistic hair good* of ovary descrip- 
tion, gentlemen's toupees and wig*, comb- 
ings made up. 
Marcel and water waving. 
Scalp Treatments. Hair Bleaching and 
• Coloring. 

Phone >ttt for Appointment. 


ZINC and copper Illustration* of every 
description at The Colonist Photo- 
Engraving department. 

* i t i — m iss ir ^ aBg^soas*r-«*sa==a*B=»s*x* 

HAVE your hemstitching, plcot edging, 
buttons covered, pleating, scalloping, 
buttoa holes, embroidery, pinking and hem- 
ming done at Smith's Button Worka, 1310 
Broad -stre't. Phone 1160. 


LADIES and Gents' Felts cleaned and re- 
blocked into the latest shapes. Vic- 
toria Hat Factory, Fort and Broad. Phone 

1731. • ' 

LAD1BS' and gent*' felts, beavers and 
valour* cleaned and re-blocked. We 
dye your old felt hats any color you de- 
sir*. American Hatter, fit Tatea. 


BC. HARDWARE A Paint Co.. Ltd., 717 
• Fort St Hardware and paints, etc.; 
prices right. Tel. IS. 


NOTICE to Shipyard Employee* — We 
have a apodal accident policy for you 
in Canada'* oldest Bad strongest company. 
the "Dominion," at reasonable rates. The 
Griffith Co. , Hibben-Bo ne. Bu ilding. 

rpHE Boultable Life Insurance Society of 
X New York. Fire, Marine, Accident . 
Plata Glass and Llvn Stock Insurance. 
Cameron Investment and Socurltl** Co., lit 
Central Building. Phone 1710. 


FUTURE ceynmun lest ion with D. Louis — 
Bag*; waste metal merchants, Jackson 
Apartments.010 Jackson Ave., Vancouver. 
Will call every month. 

JUNK — Waited, scrap brass, copper, *lnc, 
load, caet Iron, aacks. bottles, rubber; 
highest priooe paid. Victoria Junk Agency, 
lilt Wharf Street, phone lilt. Branch 
•lore. 1400-1 Store Street. 

KALSOMINING look* beautiful when well 
don*. It'a our *i>oclalty. Interior 
Cleaning A Kalaomlnlng Co., phone StttR 
or 4I17R. 


LIVERT — Victoria Tranafar Ca., Ltd. T*L 
131 and lit. Beat servlc* In the city. 


LITHOGRAPHING — Lithographing, en- 
graving and •mbooalng. Nothing too 
large and nothing too small: your station- 
ery la your advance agent: our work Is un- 
equalled west of Toronto. The Colonist 
Printing * Publishing Co.. US. 

rPaa TONS Agricultural Lime, per 
I Ion In bulk: extra charge If In necks. 
Roeebaak Uaae Co.. Victoria Kiln*. Seoul- 
malt Harbor Phone Belmont tX. 


ECONOMISB — By having vwor laundry 
don* by ua. Family washing only 71* 
per week: only whit* labor employed: bun- 
dle* railed f»r and returned the following 
day. Our motto: "Satlsfa'-tory work at the 
|e«at expense." Economy Wet Wash TLaun- 
dr y, lilt Rrtdg* St. Phone Hit. 

»BW Method Lawadry. Ltd. The aaal- 
lory way. 1011-17 North park. L. D. 
MeLeen. Bxpert Lauaderer*. Telephone 

N 1 

LCMBBR. wladowa. Seer*, tnterlar tawah 
etc Citv <*r eaajntrr ard«r* receive 
earefut attaatloa. HL W. Walttlngtea Luas- 
Oa. Ltd. Bridge end ILlislde. phone 



T OPTS •> IpOttUSTOW-- Machine work af 
JU all kind* areeantlr 
featag* aa*dcR*d. Worka 

aaaoa l si; M*jr pat- 
talSN-lsat Laagley 





PINAL or general. F. C. Fraaea, phone 


S CHAFER * OLA SB B- Schapor aad 
W. W. Glass. Man's and ladles' tailor 
tag. TSl Fart Street. Phone 1071. 


COSTUMRS tor air*, auttabl* far mas- 
querade balls, amateu.- theatrical*, etc. 
Special attention to out-of-town ord*r*. 
Send for lUt. Shaw A Co.. 7tt Port St. 

BAWDBN, KIDD A «-o.— Chartered Ac- 
countants, Assignees, etc. 411 aad 411 
j Central Building Victoria. U.C. Phone 4111. 


PRIVATE Maternity Home— Patient* 
cared for by experienced Old Country 
nurse; charge* reasonable. eel Govern- 
ment Street. Hour* t to I B\.m. 


FOR HB1* — Large stock of finest Xmas 
berried hollies. Price Hat on applica- 
tion. Place order* early with Oakland 
Nursery Co. A. Ohlson, prop., 1510 Hill- 
side Avenue. 


J ROSE, Optician. 111! Douglas Street. 
« Tou lacor no obligation* by consulting 
vb. ' Examinations free. 




Olympta Oyster and Chop House 


Olympla aad Esquimau oysters freah dally 

(served any *tyie). Crab* and all kind* of 

aboil dab. 

Fish and Chips— Old country Style, 

ISO! Dougia* Street Pboao Ittt 

Order four Xmas Oysters Now. 



SQ CI MALT Oysters, fresh from the 
beds daily. At all dealer*. 


YOUR painter from Plunder* returned. 
Painting and kalsomlnlng, etc. Pay* 
to have tuy ultimate, C. H. Blrnie, lt*i 
Jubilee AVenue, phone SI0IR. 


J ALLEN. Plasterer — Estimate* given- un 
• plain and ornamental plastering, ce- 
ment work, repairing, etc. 1'hono MtlY'3; 
3Z6» Beach Drive. 


r*pAYLOR'S Studio has mado usual reduc- 
-1- tlon for Xmaa photos. Now is the 
time to ait. Car stops at door. 12!o Gov- 
ernment Street. 


WHY *end your printing orders East 
when you can gat them don* better, 
quicker and at the same price, at The 
Colonist Printing Department. 


HA8ENFRATZ, A. E.. successor' to Cook- 
son Plumbing Co., 1046 Yates. Phones 
174 and 4C17X for reliable service. 
■ ii 

JT. BRADEN— Plumbing and heating In 
• all it* branches. Phone 4 SI. 

GHERET. Andrew — 1114 Blanshard. 
to Plumbing and heating; largo stock. 
Phone 111. ■ ■ 

TIME Is approaching when more heat will 
be required. Is your beating plant in 
good order f If not, consult R. J. Nott A 
Co., Plumbing and Heating, 67J Yates. 
Phone 2287. 


SAVE money and get satisfaction by 
having your picture f remind done by 
S- Griffith*. 1271 Centre Road, phone I02tU 
Ironing board* and tea trays made to or- 
der; prices the lowest and uest workman- 
ship guaranteed. 


PATENTS, trad* marks, design*, copy- 
rights, F«ath*r*lonhaugh dt Co., tha 
old established firm of patent attorneys. 
Offices, 1U20 Rogers Building, Vancouver, 
B.C. •_ *, 

PATENTS— Rowland Brtttaln. registered 
attorney; patent* in all countries. 
Fairfield Bldg.. 44t Granville Street, Van- 
couver, B.C. 

7 ■ - — ^j . 



IBS B. EXHAM, publlo stenographer. 
103 Central Building. Phone ilSa. 



714 Fort Street 

Notary Public Insurance Real Estate 

Telephones 161 and 19&IH 


BURDICK Broa, * Brett, Limited, til 
Port Street. Phone* 131-111. Real es- 
tate and insurance agents. 



Established 1877 

Granite and Marble Merchants 

Office and Worka: 

720 Courtney Street Phone 1802 


SEWER pipe ware, field tile, ground fire 
clay, etc. B. C. Pottery Co.. Ltd., 
HrOH'l and Pandora. 


FOR quick, reliable shoe repairing, see 
H. White. 1311 Blanshard. ltepalr work 
that g ive* the wear. "If* the lea ther." 

SATISFACTORY Shoe Repairing— Arthur 
Hlbba. 607 Yates., between Govern- 
ment and Broa d. 

High-class shoe repairing done electrically. 
We repair hot water bottles and fell rubber 
articles. Prices reasonable. 036 Johnson 


SHAW * Co. (th* Lancashire firm), buy 
and sell the highest class of second- 
hand clothing, boot*, etc. Phone 401, 7tt 
Fort ""■-»» 


JAMES Green, gunmaker. All kinds of 
repairs and alteration*. Make stocks 
to fit the shooter; bore barrel* to Improve 
the shooting. ill* Government, upstairs 
Pho ne 1714. _^ 

PICHON e_ LENFESTY. C«7 Johnaon! 
Practical gunsmiths. Phone 11IIR. 



CHOOL for little children, 1171 Wllmot 
Place, Oak Bay. Phone IS8SR. 

ST. MICHAEL'S School for Boy* — Corner 
Saratoga and Pleaaant Ave.. Oak Bay. 
Kyrle Symons, MA., aaslated by Charles V 
Milton, A.CP. New prospectus. A limited 
number of vac*nc|rs. Phone tSIR- 


"DROWN, H. H.. 711 Port— Naval, min- 
■*-» tary. civil and ladle*' ' tailor. Phono 


Y"1CK CHONG LUNG— Dealer* la eerd- 
A wood; block* per cord, splU. II. 

carried fa Ho extra. OKlce 114 Flsgard 

Street. Phone 31tt and tilt. Delivered 

-toy part of city. 

■ r*xesaau*rr-*ses*r.— ^_x*aaxaa* 





TYPEWRITERS— New and aecond-hand; 
repair*, rentals; ribbon* for all ma- 
chines. United Typewriter Co.. Ltd., 711 
Fort Street. Victori a. Phone 4711. 


rTIOTS for the children. Barber dt Hold- 
-*- croft, lttt Dourr'a* St.. opp City Hall, 
and 111 Tate* Street . Telephone 11*4. 


UMBRELLA covering and repair*. We 
carry a full line of new handle* aad 
Stung*. W * lt— d Kn apton. 1411 Dougia*. 


WHITE. M.. watchmaker and manufac- 
turing Jeweler. Engraving neatly done. 
All work positively guaraataed. Entrance 
Hlbbea-Baae Bldg. 

LITTLE A Taylor. 017 Fart PL Expert 
.watchmakers. Jewelers and opticians. 
Phone 171. 


ISLAND Window 
Pioneer ana. Por pi 
lilt, ttt Arnold Aveaae 

CEDAR Wood, m Inch** long, double lead 
ta, single lead tl.lo. Sill Government 
Street. Phoa* your order to M l, 

T7«OR Saath Welllragton Coal call up TJa- 
A? urla Pawl c*.. LtA Pdmae i tll. 


Victoria Wi 

ff*re the price* 
• — tv t oa Can 
Phoao STTt. 

Far the brat vPeiHagtoa caat aad dry 


ft* (kit 

t SL 


ELECTRICITY la the only safe and per- 
manent method of removing superfluous 
hair. Absolutu cure guaranteed. Mlae Han- 
man. Qualified London Specialist. Phone 
1040X -before 10 a.m. 101 Campbell Bldg. 
• — - ' — ., 



Phoa* 414* and 
1161 R. Office 102-3 Sayward Block. 

C. FKAZEE — For appointment* pbon* 



R. LEWIS HALL— Awell Block, corner 
Tate* and Dougia* streets. 


BC Institute of <'lvll Eugineers, P. O. 
• Box 143. Meeting* 3rd Tuesday of 
every month. 


MADAME JOSEPHS — Foot specialist; 

corns permanently cured; consultations 

fro*. Room* 407-408 Campbell Building. 
Phone 2864. 



IMJROPODIST— Vapor baths and maa- 
[»; 14 years' experience. Mrs. 
liarker. 713 Vlow Street, l'hone 662t. 


IHlHOPODiST— L. B. Jones, 111 Central 
_ B' och. Phone 388 8 ; re*, ph one tt llR. 

RADIANT Heat Bathe— Massage, chlr^ 
opody. Mr. R. H. Barker, late National 
Hospital, London. 317 Jones Building. 
Phone 1441. 

MATERNITY nurse, disengaged; terms 
moderate. MUj Bond, IB 12 Brooke 


GAUNCE, W. G. — Notary public and In- 
surance agent. Room 301, Hlbben- 
Uone I3ulldlng. City, suburban and farm 

B — do 

JO. DUNFORD, Notary Public — Convey- 
• ances, agreementa. mortgage*, leasee, 
wlila, ate. drawn at reasonabls rates. Llf«, 
accident and fire insurance written. Dun- 
ford's, 1222 Government Street. 

i " ' 

DR. J. DUNLAP. physician and suryeon. 
Women's discs***. suite 513 People'* 
Bank Building, Second and Pike, Seattle, 


SCALP and hair specialists; experienced 
treating, and scalp diseases; we save 
your hair; falling out prevented. Plumb 
A Philip .501 Campbell Bldg., phone 3416. 



SHORTHAND School, 1011 Government 
Street. Shorthand, typewriting, book- 
keeping thoroughly lauglil; graduates fill- 
ing good positions. E. A. Macmillan, prln- 
clpal. Phone 174. 

IjtVENING Leaaon* — Hlyh School entrance, 
27 M I •p.m.; first year High School, 
I t* 9 p.m.; 60c per lesson. Apply Uox 
ittt colonist. 

ENGINEERS Instructed for certificates, 
marine, stationary, Diesel. W. G. 
Wlnterburn. COS Central Building. Phones 
2174 and 411 1L. 

SHORTHAND, typewriting school. Phone 
4807L; I to 7:10. 


CHILDREN taught conversational 
French, vary succsssful method; 
bright. Interesting lessons. Phone SS7IB. 


J MACMILLAN MUIR— Lessons in piano- 
• forte, harmony, theory. Studio 1ft 
Wellington Avanue. Hhon* 201SR. • 

MRS. E. SEMPLE— Pianist and ex- 
perienced teacher of piano; p*dpll* pre- 
pared for examinations if desired. 1471 
St. David Street, corner Newport ltd. 
Phone 3747. 

MISS A COX. teacher of piano, receive* 
pupil* at her studio, 1»71 Wllmot 
Place. Oak Bay. Phone 1HI8R. 

PIANO lensons at your home; 10c. Box 
134. Colonist. 


GEO. A. DOWNARD — Voice production. 
Honor coaching a specialty- Conductor 
of Metropolitan Methodist choir. Studio 
1444 Pembroke Street. 

J MACMILLAN MUIR— Voice culture. 
• Perfect tone-production. Solo ringing. 
St udio 163 Wellington Ave. Phone 201IR. 


DR. J. E. WATSON— School for piano 
and singing. All examlaatlon* pre- 
pared for where desired. Ktudle ttt Cook 
Btreet. phone 1021. 


ANDOLIN taught. Phone SlOtL. 


R. Ted Hughe*, vocalist aad planUt. SIT 
vat'-ti Street. ' 

rpHB Baatly School of Muate. Beaedtet 
A BaaUy. Principal, lilt Fort Street. Vic- 
toria B.C. Violin, piano, organ, vocal and 
theory of music taught by competent in- 

Taught At 

Brown Block lilt Broad St, Pheae IMS 
Hour*: 11:10 am ta T:tt p.m. Except 
Wednesdays. Other hour* by appointment 


Notice I* bereby jrlvaa that th* Aaaaal 
Oeaeral Meeting **T the abare h i H s r* of 
th* Wslllngtoa Colliery Railway Coatpaay 
will be held at the Head Ottlee at th* 

Coatpaay. Reaeaa IIS ta US 
Building, carder of Fort aad Broad Streets 
In the City of Victoria, B. C. on Monday. 
th* Tth day of January, lttt. at the hour 
it I o'clock la th* afternoon, for the 
•lection of Director* af said Company far 
th* *n*uing year, aad for the transactloa 
of any other business connected with aad 

Incidental to the undertaking of tha 

it be dealt with 
at aa Aaaaal General Meeting of Ita 

Railway Company that may be dealt will 


Dated at Victoria. R. C. this Tth day 
of December. HIT. 

Secretary af the Wellington Colliery 
Railway Company. 


ta Bark 

Nu. 1. 

Sealed tender* will be received by the 
undersigned until 4 p. m. on Thursday, 
January 3, 1918, for repairs and general 
overhaul of the Rock Breaker No. I. 

Each tender must bo sent in in a sealed 
envelop* sndorsed "Tender for Repair* l* 
"Roek Breaker No. 1." 

Hperlflratlons can be aeen at the office 
of A. F. Mitchell. Esq., Acting District 
Engineer, Victoria. R C, and at the of- 
fice of C. C. Worefold. Esq.. District En- 
gineer, New Westminster. B. C. and at 
the office of the undersigned. 614-18 Blrks 
Building, Vancouver, B. C. 

Each tender must be accompanied by 
• n accepted cheque on a Charterer! Bank, 
payable to the order of the Honorable the 
Mlniater of Public Works, for th* sum of 
|2«0 (two hundred dollars), which will bo 
forfeited if the person tendering decline 
to enter Into a contract when called upon 
to do so. or fall to complete the contract. 
If the tender be not accepted, the cheque 
will be returned. 

The Department does not bind Itself to 
arcept the lowest or any tender. 

13 y order. 

Superintendent of Dredge*. 

Department of Public Works, Vancouver, 
H. C, December 11, 1017. 

(Newspapers will not be paid for this 
advertisement If they Insert It without 
suthorlty from the Department). 


The boys of the Oak Bay High School 
evidently do not share the opinion too 
often expressed that Shakeupeare is 
dry and uninttrestrng;. The rrmttnttow 
laughter which accompanied their pre- 
sentation of the famous " blackguard " 
scenes from Henry V. on Thursday and 
Friday nights, proved that they had 
truly interpreted the spirit of the work 
of tlie Immortal Bard, who could sand- 
wich buffoonery, spiced with pathos, 
between stbTUig action and high pat- 

Bardolf, the drunken swaggerer, Bar- 
dolf of the flaming nose, was there, assort- 
ing his new-won authority over his com- 
rades. Pistol, with bis "Killing tongue 
and a quiet sword," and Nym, "who 
never broke any man's head but his 
own, and that was against a post when 
he was drunk." Surely three such down- 
right, low rascals never disgraced a British 
Army I We bave the consolation, however, 
of knowing that all three met their 
deserts In the French Campaign. Here 
they are though ! and excellently portray- 
ed, and wo laugh at them, but not with 
them. Shakespeare never asks us to 
laugh with a cad. 

We must laugh at Nym'* lack of dex- 
terity with his "iron." at Pistol's bullying 
tongue, and at Bardolph's pomposity. 
We must laugh at their tawdry finery, 
their airs and their aping of their betters 
in their quarrels, and we are bound to 
laugh at them even when they feel they 
must "yearn " for the loss of their leader, 
Sir John FalstafL 

Good Characterisations 

The parts were ably taken by Adams 
as Pistol, the proud husband, who seemed 
very particular' to refer to the hostess. 
Dame Quickly, ably portrayed by Miss 
Aileen Bowron, as "My Nell," Beale 
as Nym, the discarded suitor, who is 
very anxious to fight in spite of his 
awkwardness with the "iron that will 
toast cheese," and who found himself 
absolutely unable to kiss the hostem 
farewell, and by Ooodacre as Bardolph 
the peacemaker, whose threats to kill 
any disturber of the peace, "as I am 
a soldier," and whoso contumely of 
"the boy" brought down the house. 
The Boy was well taken by Miss Dorothy 
Wilkinson and by "his" chaff of Bard- 
olph's nose added considerably to the 
- merriment. Credit is due to Miss Aileen 
Bowron (hostess) In that she well sustain- 
ed a most difficult part, that of the 
only respectable and responsible character 
In the place, and that she silenced the 
house by her vivid word-plciure of the 
death of Palstaff which brought a groan 
of sorrow even from the shameless three. 

The curtain brought to us the feeling 
that, after all, buffoonery is no modern 
idea, that even in these days of moving 
•pictures, there are no better foots than 
those created by Shakespeare, and that 
we will go home and read Henry IV. and 
Henry V. once again, and renew our 
acquaintance with these three swash- 
bucklers, their fat conscienceless leader, 
and that ideal English Prince and heroic 
King who once was boon companion to 
them all. 



CHOOL. for little chlldrea. 1171 Wtimec 
Place. Oak Bay. Phoa* IIIIR. 




COAL, mining rignt* of the Dominion la 
Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta, 
tho Yukon Territory, the Northwest Terrl- 
torlea aad in a portloa of the Province of 
Urltlah Columbia may b* leased far a 
term of ll yiars. r*n»*r*l for a further 
term of :i years at an isnuual rental of 
tl an sore. Not more than t,tto acres 
will be leused to one applicant. 

Application for a lease must be made by 
the applicant In person to the Agent or 
Hub-Agent of th* district In which th* 
rights applied lor are situated. 

la surveyed territory the land must be 
described by sections, or legal subdivisions 
Of sections, and In unsurveyed territory 
the tract applied for shall be slaked oat 
by the applicant almafjf. 

Bach application must be accompanied by 
a fa* of |», which will be refunded If the" 
-Ai.t* apt»i*u for are not available, bat 
not otherwise. A royalty shall be peld*e* 
the merchantable ontpat of the mine at 
the rat* of flee cents per ton. 

The person operating the mine shall fur- 
nish the Agent with gwora return* ac- 
counting for the fall quantity of mer- 
chantable coal mined and pay tha royalty 
thereon. If th* coal mining light* are 
not Soing operated such returns •uaald fee 
furnlahso at least one* a gear. 

The lease will Include the coal mining 
rights only, rescinded by Chap. Z7 of 4t,* V.. aaeented to ISlh June. 1114. 

Tt^ fall Information application should 
be mad* lo the Secretary ef the Deaar .- 
moot gf th* latefler. Ottawa, *r to any 
Ageat or Bab-Agent *t Daentnion » -rfr. 

W. W. CORT. 
Deputy Mmaster Of lalerter 

X. B — Unauthorised pablteatioa af t 
advertieeiavnt will not a* paid fog. SW 



NOTICE' at hsraay gtvea that Peter 
Mcvuede A Sea. lAaUied. intend* after the 
'*a4r*r1*a af oa* meaia from th* fgapt pah- 
Hoarlea a* tfetfe* aotJce, to apply to the 
r****Mie* of jwrau atack eoaaeanic* far at* 
appro**! of the eaaarte*- af It* aam* ta 
-Ship Chaadier* Limited formerly 
a* Pet,er MKloade A Sea. Urwlisd. 

», Itll. 


Victoria Preparatory School broke 
up for the Christmas holidays on 
Tuesday, December 18, and in a short 
address to the boys the headmaster 
referred to the splendid work done 
lng the term throughout the school. 
Amongst the bigger boys It was very 
gratifying* to see that the head boy's 
average for term work was 18, for 
examination work, 86, and In every 
case but one the prise winner was but 
one point ahead. Oood progress was 
also reported by Mr. Hughes among 
the small boys. The sges of Forms I 
and II range from 7 to 11. 

A great deal of attention hag been 
paid to military and phyaical drill, 
Lee having ' been swarded the prits 
for efficiency. 

The football team has also given a 
good account of Itself considering this 
ts the first season of matches for the 

At the beginning of the Christrnaa 
term the boys of the school adopted 
two prisoners of war. and we hope 
aa the numbers lacraaae to be In a 
position to add to that number. In 
addition to this the boys made their 
aninial contribution to the Blue Cross, 
la aid of the dogs at the front 

The prises will be presented on 
January *. at the commencement of 
the new Urtn. by the Vera. H. A. Col- 
liffrrii. Archdeacon of Qiiatalno. 
Prtae Land 

Fifth Form— Form prise, presented 
by Mrs. Martin. WHklnaon. Compo- 
sition prise, presented, by Mr. W. J. 
Sparks, Todaon. 

Upper P*ourth— Form prise, preae-at- 
dd by Mr. Oooch. Blarklork. Algebra 
prise, presented by Mr. V. Ashley 
Sparks. H*tnlng. | 

Lower Fourfw--FT»fTn prise, praaeat- 
ed by Mr. A. W. Carter. Ryves. 

Upper Third — Form r * tse> p raaonted 
by Mr C^l*. HeaavtdefR. Wllgflmsn, If. 


by Mr. T. Aahley 8parks. Ml tier. 

Socond Form — Form prise, preaentrd 
by Mr. J. C Sparks, CruUrner* -John- 
ston 1. 

First Form — Form prise, preeented 
by Mr. W. S. Terry. Fleming. 

Special Prises — Euclid prise, pre- 
sented by Mr. P. H. Hughe*. Lauge i. 

Drill prise — Preeented by Archdea- 
con Colllaon, Lee. 


readarted a* 0. P. Davto 

1% Co rr srsjiaSoatat 


Caees Kdllor. 

teria. aVC. 

tsrt. Vto. 

The Cheaa Editor wishes' his readers 
the compliments of the season, and 
for the holiday period submits, with 
due acknowledgments to the author, 
the following; tale, as a diversion 
from the usual matter contained lit 
the Column. 

The Fatal 1-VoMetn 
(A Tale of l88«) 

Henry Twomovre pondered over his 
latest and most profound creation. In 
his solitary room. His chessmen were, 
to judge by the time he devoted to 
their companionship, his only, or, at 
all events, his most valued friends. 
They possessed, at least, these advan- 
tages over human acquaintances— 
they never wanted to borrow fifty 
cents or an umbrella, to offer un- 
necessary advice, to retail antiquated 
jokea or stories, to relate minutely 
all their small grievances, and cont- 
pialnts, and, bent of all, could bo "shut 
up" at pleasure. 

Twomovre's chess-board showed 
the following position: 


■ 11*1 


and after due consideration each 
piece was tried by the composer In 
every possible way. the result, aa 
evinced by a subdued look of gratifi- 
cation, being apparently satisfactory. 

"Now, old fellow." broke In a 
hearty voice, speedily followed by a 
good-humored face and a portly fig- 
ure, "what are you up to?" 

"Merely examining this two-er," 
was the quiet reply, "I think it is all 
right, Mr. Solvum." 

"Well, I have a few minutes to 
spare," said the new comer, "so I'll 
give you my notions about it before 
I go. I always judge a two-mover 
by the time It takes to solve. Tou re- 
member that last one of your*-— four 
seconds, I think. It took me. Ha, ha, 

Twomovre said nothing, but darkly 
smiled, and a vengeful- look appeared 
in his eyes as Solvum, placing one 
foot on the chair, and whistling gent- 
ly meanwhile, surveyed the position. 

"Pawn Queens, check Is bad, you 
know.' said he. 

"I don't think White can mate if 
Black takes." responded Henry. 

"No more he can," was the brisk 
reply. "Tra la la, tum-tl-tum, let-me- 
see. Knight to King's fifth, check: 
King to King second — no go — try 
again. King to—now. you know. I 
don't admire problems Which begin 
with the King, there's something 
sneaking about It. However. King to 
Queen fifth. King to Bishop square. 
Knight mates! There you are!" 

"The King comes back," quietly ob- 
served Twomovre. 

"So he does, confound It! Are you 
sure it is correct?" 

"Quite," was the decided reply. 

"Strange thing," said the other, set- 
tling down In the chair. "However. 
I don't leave till I have solved it, you 
may rely on that!!" 

Mr. Solvum was confident In his 
powers of penetration, and analysis, 
yet hour after hour passed away, and 
still the solution baffled all his effort*. 
The longer he tried the firmer grew 
his resolution to master the position, 
and though Twomovre made several 
attempts to point out the correct play, 
he was warned of? In stern and, at 
last. In even angry tones. 
The Solution 

FJvenlng came on, the grey shad- 
ows lengthened, the twilight deepen- 
ed, and. at last, the stars peeped out. 
Steady-going people had long* since 
gone to bed. Tet still the pussled 
player remained at his post, speak- 
ing not. but gaslng fixedly at the posi- 
tion before him. 

The strain upon Twomovre's nerves 
became too great, he rose hurriedly, 
and. In a tone of decision, "I must 
tell you." he shrieked, he advanced 
quickly, and by a rapid movement of 
the pieces — The Secret wan told. 

Solvntn did not speak, but stared 
wildly for a few momenta, and then, 
with a fearful yell, he seised the 

A small, plain slab, in a remote 
corner of the cemetery, marks the 
spot where the remain*, of this latest 
marytyr to the cause of Cheaa fsj laid 
Solvum is, at present, an Inmate of 
the County Lunatic Asylum, and as 
he still raves about chess, two-mov- 
era, and the rules of the game, hl« 
cure is considered hopeless. 

And now tor our moral. 

We beseech yon. dear reader, dis- 
tract not your brains by oMnrchlngs 
after the Inscrutable, but, following 
the example of the young ladies Of 
the present period— who. when m. 
three-volume novel nasjisn to hand, 
first carefully peruse the last chapter! 
and are therr enabled to go tranquilly 
through from the beginning, know- 
ing that whatever perils and hard- 
ships the Interesting hero and charm- 
ing, heroine may bo sr*hJooMsg ta, all 
will, at length, ge "happy mm a mar- 
riage bell" — Inthe cage of chess prob- 
letns. wait patiently far the aoretlos. 
whereby yotg may admire thm rfenlua 
of the composer without rwaaJtsf, any 
terrible rieks fereehadowed to this 
veracious history. 

One word more. If yon value your 
Intellectual faculties*- your eafgtfort. 
or your peoee of mind A ttempt nof 
this Problem. 

for Actio**. Mat WorcM 
Italy seems to think the Unrttad 
stated eonld aid her more eatoeatfaty 
by dacUrinaT war on _ Asadrla-H«a- 
g»ry. As a nuOtor or fsfet, Am srl rt s Is 
at war not enfy with Odrtmury, but 
alt of her allies, as they will find whoa 
they etwee within g wa adio f . This ta 
net a time far a^tawtlrag, bat far at-, 
Terk Warm 





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If Not, If s Time to Get Busy With the Order 

Dog's Head Bottling— Bass' Ale— 

Per case of 1 dozen quarts 

Per case of 1 dozen pints 

Per case of 4 dozen quarts 

Per case of 6 dozen pints 

Per case of 1 dozen splits 

Per case of 6 dozen splits 

Dog's Head Bottling— Guinness' Stout— 

Per case of 1 dozen pints 

Per case of 6 dozen pints 

Per case of 1 dozen splits 

Per case of 6 dozen splits 

Peter Walker's English Lager— 

Per case of 1 dozen pints 

Per case of 6 dozen pints 


Bottle Case 

Alcohol, 65 overproof f 2.25 920.00 

Alcohol, proof strength 1.75 16.00 


• Bottle Case 

Hennessy's Three Star $3.25 f 32.50 

Hennessy's One Star 2.75 27.50 

Ducourt Three Star, extra special 2.25 21.00 

Ducourt Three Star, quarts .' 2.00 17.00 

Ducourt Three Star, 24 flasks 1.25 18.00 

Blackberry Brandy, Garstin Freres . . . 1.50 15.00 

Cherry Brandy, Heering's 2.50 22.50 

Apricot Brandy, Bootz 2.50 22.50 

Renault's Vintage Brandy .... 

Claudon & Co.'s Brand y 

L. Ducourt & Co.'s Brandy . .. . .... 


Bottle Case 

Mumm's Extra Dry, quarts, 1 dozen. . .$5.00 $45.00 

Mumm's Extra Dry, splits, 1 dozen... 1.75 17.00 

Marquis de la Tour, 2 dozen pints 1.50 30.00 

Marguerite Christophe, quarts 4.25 40.00 


.S 6.00 

. 23.00 

. 24.00 

. 16.00 

. 23.00 

. 16.00 

. 22.00 

$ 9.50 







Martini Cocktails, 1 dozen, quarts . . . 
Martini Cocktails, 2 dozen, pints ..:. . . . 
American Cocktails, 1 dozen, quarts . 
Vermouth Cocktails, 1 dozen, quarts . 


Gold Cross Geneva Red Gin, 15 btls. $2.25 
Dekuyper Geneva Red Gin, 15 bottles . 2.40 

Coates' Plymouth Gin, 12 bottles 2.25 

Gordon's Dry Gin, 12 bottles 2.25 

Williamson's Old Tom, 12 bottles 2.00 

Hulstkamp Schnapps, 1 dozen 2.50 

Wolfe's Schnapps, 1 dozen 2.00 

Ross' Irish Sloe Gin, 12 bottles 2.25 

Lemoine's Sloe Gin, 12 bottles 2.00 

Booth's Old Tom 





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$ 7.00 





Benedictine, quarts $3.75 

Benedictine, pints 2.50 

Chartreuse, Green, quarts 4.00 

Chartreuse, Green, pints 2.50 

Chartreuse, Yellow, quarts 3.75 

Chartreuse, Yellow, pints v . . 2.25 

Cherry Whiskey, Hawker's, quarts . . . 2.00 
Cherry Whiskey, Fremy Fils, quarts . . 2.50 
Cherry Whiskey, Fremy Fils, pints . . . 1.75 

Creme de Menthe M. B. & R. 2.75 

Creme de Menthe Lemoine 2.00 

Curacoa, E. Laufaurie Fils 2.50 

Curacoa, Triple Sec M. B. & R 2.50 

Curacoa, Lemoine's 2.00 

Vermouth, French, Noilly Prat 2.50 

Vermouth, Italian, Martine & Rossi . . 2.25 



E. & J. Burke's Jamaica ; $2.25 

Thorn & Cameron's Jamaica 2.25 

Thorn & Cameron's Demerara 2.25 

Thorn & Cameron's Demerara, Imp. qts. 2.75 

Demerara, overproof 

Demerara, very fine '. 

Jamaica, overproof 

Jamaica, special 

WINES (Tonic) 


Taylor Invalid Port $1.75 

Koia Wtne, K. P. C. l.« 

Blackberry Wine 1.25 

Black Cherry Wine 1.25 



• ■ ■! $ 8< 

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John Jameson *** 

E. & J. Burke's *** 

J. Callaghan & Sons, Ltd., qts 

J. Callaghan & Sons, Ltd., Imp. qts. 
Mitchell's Irish 


Gooderham & Wort's Special ...... 

Gooderham & Wort's, quarts 

Gooderham & Wort's, 36 flasks .... 
Gooderham & Wort's, 48 flasks . . . ., 

Walker's Club 

Walker's Imperial 

Seagram's 83 

Golden West, Imp. qts 

Golden West, quarts 

Gooderham & Wort's Rye in bulk . . 

Walker's Rye in bulk 

Seagram's Rye in bulk , 

B. C. Rye in bulk .* 

Seagram's Non Pareil in bulk 















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WHISKIES— (Continued) 

BOURBON— Bottle Case Gallon 

Cedar Brook, Eight Years Old $2.25 $18.50 $8.00 

Old Crow, Distillery's Own Bottling 2.50 22.50 .... 

Johnnie WaUcer, Black Label 2.90 28.00 .... 

Johnnie Walker, Red Label 2.75 25.00 

Johnny Walker, White Label 2.15 21.00 

Dawson's Extra Special 2.25 22.00 .... 

Whyte & Mackay's Special 2.25 20.00 

Dewar's Special 2.25 21.00 .... 

Fraser's Glenfern 1.75 16.00 

Macdonald's Special Reserve, quarts 1.75 16.00 .... 
Macdonald's Special Reserve, I. qts. 2.50 23.00 

Teacher's Highland Cream, in bulk .... 10.50 

Walker's Kilmarnock, in bulk .... 10.50 

Greenlees' Extra Special, in bulk . . . ; .... 10.50 

Macdonald's Special, in bulk 8.50 

Glenfern Special, in bulk .... 8.00 


Bottle Case Gallon 

Amontillado, Pale Dry $2.25 $19.00 $ 9.00 

Sandemann Buck's Olorosa .... 8.00 

Sandemann's Club Sherry 2.75 22.50 

Vino de Pasto 2.00 14.50 

Olorosa 1.85 12.50 

Mackenzie's Sherry, in bulk .... 6.00 


Bottle Case Gallon 
Cossart, Gordon & Co.: 

Very Choice Tawny $2.50 $18.50 

No. 1 Fruity 2.25 17.50 

Royal Crown Port 2.25 16.00 .. . 

"Alto Douro 2.00 14.50 

Italian Swiss Colony Port 1.75 14.00 

California *** Port , 1.65 13.00 

Cresta Blanca Port .'.... 1.65 13.00 

Cossart, Gordon & Co.'s Special .,. .... .... 8.00 

Old Tawny, Very Dry 9.00 

R.D. No. 1 , .... 6.50 

Red Taragona .... 5.00 


Bottle Case Gallon 

Bright's Diamond $1.15 $ 7.50 $ 3.50 

Bright's Special Vintage 1.50 10.50 4.00 

Bright's Catawba „..., 1.50 10.50 4.00 


When ordering three bottles or more of certain articles, deduct fifteen cents 
each bottle, and for six bottles or more, deduct twenty-five cents each bottle, from 
the price per bottle. 

Twelve bottles or more of one kind or assorted— case price net, with no 

Not less than one gallon can be shipped at the price mentioned per gallon. 
On orders for two, three or four gallons, deduct fifty cents from price mentioned 
per gallon, with the exception of Rye Whisky and Alcohol — twenty-five cents per 
gallon to be deducted from these two articles for two, three or four-gallon lots. 

On five or ten-gallon lots or more, deduct seventy-five cents per gallon from 
prices quoted per gallon on all goods except Rye Whisky and Alcohol, and fifty 
cents per gallon from Rye Whiskey and Alcohol. 

The above deductions refer to quantities of each Individual kind of llqour, and 
not on an assortment. 

$ 5.00 

All Quotations Are Net to the Consumer, Inclusive of All Charges, tod Are Subject to Change Without Notice. Every Order Has Careful and Immediate Attention and Is For w arded Promptly, All Charges Paid. 
You Can Be Assured That the Quality Will Be the Same as That Shipped by Pither & Leiser, Limited, for Over Sixty Years, and if a Customer Is Not Satisfied With His Purchase, Money Will Be Refunded 


Whenever possible use my printed order form*— e supply of which will be sent on application. In all cases orders most state fully and clearly the 
carefully observed in filling oat your order to me. The express and freight companies positively will not accept shipments to flag stations. All orders 
Order, and should a customer over-remit, the difference will be promptly returned by Express Money Order. I am unable to ship Collect on Delivery, 

express or freight 
be accompanied by 

at which there is an agent. This should be very 
in the form of Post Office Order or Money 




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